David Hume Kennerly Blog

A Quick Trip To Wyoming

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 25, 2013

Like most of us who travel regularly for our jobs, I only get a few hours in any one place. The last couple of days are no exception. I’ve been in Wyoming since day before yesterday, and of course had to satisfy my picture-a-day project that I’m shooting on the iPhone. My first stop was […] Read More

Old Faithful Overcomes Government Shutdown

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 23, 2013

I was in Yellowstone National Park today, and a ranger told me, (jokingly), that Old Faithful kept erupting during the government shutdown, even though nobody was around to see it. I’m glad something in this country is working without a pause for politics!

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Gravity is Great!

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 22, 2013

Saw Alfonso Cuaron’s brilliant film Gravity last night at the AMC theatre in Century City. It’s Das Boot in outer space. Visually stunning, push-you-back-in-your-seat drama. For those who have a bad case of the plausibles, this isn’t for you, but as off the wall incredible entertainment, you have to see this. As a reporter asked […] Read More

3-2-1 Blastoff! New Kennerly.com site launched.

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 17, 2013

Announcing the new, improved Kennerly.com, and its official arrival into the 21st Century! We have retired the first iteration of Kennerly.com, and donated it to the Smithsonian Institution as an excellent example of one of the first comprehensive photographer’s websites to appear on the internet.  The new site is designed and built by the amazing Kristina […] Read More

Fall Colors Southern California-style

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 10, 2013
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National Archives Appearance – Washington DC October 30

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 2, 2013

Ninth Annual McGowan Forum on Communications Communicating the Presidency: Presidential Photographers Wednesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. William G. McGowan Theater What is it like to photograph the most powerful person in the world? The Presidential photographer documents history, capturing official events, and private moments. A panel moderated by Dee Dee Myers, who served as White […] Read More

Free appearance in Seattle, WA – November 3

By David Hume Kennerly | Oct 2, 2013

Kennerly keynotes the Kenmore Camera Expo in Seattle, Washington on November 2, 2013.  Click here for full info on the two-day event taking place at the Lynwood Convention Center.  With over 28 photo industry vendors, free seminars, over 35 classes and special guest speakers, Kenmore Camera’s Digital Photo Expo is the largest photo show on the […] Read More

The Presidents’ Gatekeepers on The Discovery Channel

By David Hume Kennerly | Aug 30, 2013

  Produced by Kennerly and featuring exclusive interviews with all 20 living White House chiefs of staff and two presidents, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, The Presidents’ Gatekeepers explores the fascinating and untold story of this unique fraternity and the presidents they serve. Epic in scope, spanning 50 years and nine administrations, it is an unprecedented […] Read More

One Eye, Three Points of View, and a Blue Moon

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 3, 2012

I keep my “photo instrument” in tune by trying to shoot pictures every day.  The iPhone has really helped. It’s light, the photo quality is good, and you can talk to people on it. The iPhone, doesn’t replace my grown-up cameras, of course, which are the new Canon 5D Mark IIIs. They are the reliable […] Read More

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My friend and colleague @petesouza behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office during the change-over from Bush 41 to Clinton 42, January 20, 1993. Pete and I were hanging out together watching history unfold from the inside. Bush used the C & O desk (made for the owners of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway owners around 1920, and donated to the White House). This one was created from salvaged wood from the HMS Resolute, and presented to Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes by Queen Victoria in 1879. It was first used by JFK, then Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush 43, Obama, Trump, and now Biden. It’s a beaut! Hard to imagine how many photos Souza has taken of it during his tenures as White House photographer for Reagan and Obama. @cntrforcreativephoto #resolutedesk #ovaloffice #petesouza ...

The good ole days. Judging from the look on the Secret Service guy, there was an obvious breakdown in security! Here with about-to-be-VP Joe Biden at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009. Congrats to him on assuming the presidency. It was a long and winding road to get there, but most of believe it was worth the journey. Photo by Greg Mathieson @joebiden @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Reflections of @alanascoffee in a 69 #vw in #marvista #alanascoffeeroasters #losangeles #coffee ...

The new first couple. I took this in 2013 of Vice President and Mrs. Biden after President Obama's and JRB’s second inauguration. Biden was sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States. @cntrforcreativephoto @canonusa #history #canonusa ...

Four years ago today, Jan. 20, 2017, I was there to document this moment. A presidential hat trick. One frame of the three together. All would be president. As you know Trump didn't have the courtesy to show up for Joe Biden’s inauguration as Obama did for him. It's now officially Byedon, hello Joe! @cntrforcreativephoto @canonusa #canonusa #history ...

Lemon, water drops, and late afternoon light on the kitchen counter today. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Today is #martinlutherking Day. Every day is #mlk Day. Took this in 2017 on a nice sunny morning. This is an amazing place. #washingtondc @canonusa #canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto ...

A #cormorant in the San Gabriel Dam this morning. #blackandwhitephotography @canonusa #canonusa #eosr5 100-500 lens at 500mm @cntrforcreativephoto ...

An #americaneagle this morning in the #sangabrielmountains outside of #losangeles — #eagle #canonusa Made with the @canonusa #eosr5 and 100-500 lens at 500mm. Thanks to @raulroa for the great find, and sorry @utnicky wasn’t there. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Ten years ago #santamonicapier ...

Ten years ago in #centralpark #nyc @cntrforcreativephoto ...

As we approach the inauguration of Joe Biden, I pulled this out of the Kennerly Archives at the @cntrforcreativephoto to show you how it's supposed to work on that day. I took this January 20, 1977, (L-R) President-elect Jimmy Carter, First-Lady-to-be Rosalynn Carter, President Gerald R. Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, Second Lady Happy Rockefeller, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Second-Lady-to-be Joan Mondale, Vice President-elect Walter Mondale gather in the Blue Room of the White House before proceeding to Capitol Hill for Carter's Inauguration. Not necessarily one big happy family, but Republicans and Democrats displaying national unity. Ford conceded the election the morning after the 1976 race, and pledged and followed through on a timely and professional transition. The portrait of President John Tyler behind them was painted by George Peter Alexander Healy in 1859. #jimmycarter #geraldrfordmuseum #realleadership #presidents #history ...

More surfing. The view south from the #manhattanbeachpier this morning. More good waves tomorrow. @cntrforcreativephoto #surfing #surfers #california @canonusa #canonusa #canonR5 ...

Surfer’s up! El Porto this morning, #manhattanbeach #california @canonusa #canonusa #eosr5 w/100-500 at 500mm @cntrforcreativephoto ...

Awhile back with @emcmen in #santamonica ...

The moon at sunrise this morning in #losangeles ...

Good way to exit 2020! 18th Century Buddha in our dining room in late afternoon light observed by the beautiful 1994 painting “Novel Experience” by the extraordinary artist and friend @maryjosephson @cntrforcreativephoto #buddha #art ...

Eight years ago today in #santamonica — Love is in the air, and 2020 has not been fair. ...

The legendary designer #pierrecardin has died at 98. I photographed him in 2007 at the fabled castle of the Marquis de Sade that he restored and sits atop a hill in Lacoste, France. What an amazing character, and as in so many cases in my life, I feel lucky to have met such an incredible person. Thanks to #cyrilviguier for introducing us. #france #canonusa @canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto #fashion #designer #marquisdesade ...

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