My first inspiration as a photographer, Dave Falconer died this week. He’s here with Mrs. Ford in the family residence at the White House, and in the oval office and on Air Force 1 with President Ford in 1974. Dave later became a friend, but his excellent photos in the Oregonian that I viewed from a distance in the early 60’s provided this young high school photographer from Roseburg motivation to my life’s calling. One of the great joys I took when I became the official White House photographer was arranging access for my colleagues, and getting Dave in the door to the oval office was particularly meaningful. He was a great guy, an excellent photographer, and a truly humble man. He will be dearly missed by all of us who knew him.