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Appearing at Norman Camera on December 4

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 1, 2014


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The Story Behind, “David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone.”

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 25, 2014

In 2013, I challenged myself to take one or more good photos each day during the course of  the year. I wanted to get back to the basics of telling stories with a camera, so I pared down my formidable photo arsenal to a simple instrument: the iPhone 5s. I made that choice because it […] Read More

David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone Available Now

By David Hume Kennerly | Nov 14, 2014

Kennerly’s seventh book and first peek into his photography process is available in bookstores and online NOWSEE what all the buzz is about –READ Kathy M.Y. Pyon’s rave review in the Los Angeles Times​WATCH David share some tips from the book on Good Day L.A.​LISTEN to David on Rudy Maxa’s World on radio stations across […] Read More

My 9-11

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 11, 2014

The evening of September 10, 2001 I was having dinner with Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne in the VP residence. They were old friends from the President Ford days when I was the head White House photographer, and Dick Cheney was deputy chief of staff, then the chief after his boss Donald […] Read More

Warsaw Scenes

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 10, 2014

Here are some random snaps from my first full day in Warsaw. I strolled around the old city on a Saturday afternoon, a place jumping with tourists, and brides and grooms having their wedding photos taken, a local tradition. I came across a military ceremony that was honoring they fallen at the Tomb of the […] Read More

In the Room When Ford Pardoned Nixon

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 8, 2014

The following post contains several unpublished photos that I took of President Ford before, during, and after the pardon of Richard Nixon forty years ago today.Sunday, September 8, 1974 started off in a fairly routine fashion for President Gerald R. Ford. He attended St. John’s church just across Lafayette Square from the White House, then […] Read More

Warsaw – 39 years Later

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 7, 2014

My first trip to Poland was July 28, 1974 as President Gerald R. Ford’s White House photographer. He was the second U.S. President to visit the country, Richard Nixon was the first. Ford was given a full-on state ceremony, including a ride through the streets in an open car with Edward Gierek, First Secretary of […] Read More

The 100-Minute Photo Workout

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 3, 2014

Yesterday I gave myself a visual challenge: Shoot 20 or more unique, (and hopefully good), photos where I take pictures all the time, and do it in 100 minutes or less. (I had to be somewhere at 9 am!). This is similar to what I did every single day last year in pursuit of pictures […] Read More

Iceland – Day 5 and 6 of Backroads Trip

By David Hume Kennerly | Sep 1, 2014

Day 5 started with a spectacular cloud-encrusted sunrise that provided a dramatic backdrop to the Hotel Ranga where we were staying.  Our destinations today were a geyser, a waterfall, and a bike ride along a lake. Iceland has a multitude of water-related activities, whether it is frozen or just flowing. Sunrise over the Hotel Ranga. […] Read More

I was on the scene for the first #G7Summit in Puerto Rico in 1976. The leaders, (L-R), French Pres. d’Estaing, German Chancellor Schmidt, Japanese PM Miki, U.S. Pres. Ford, British PM Callaghan, Canadian PM Trudeau, and Italian PM Moro. These leaders all got along, and pulled on the same end of the rope as one. The latest G7 is happening now in France, and everyone is not getting along... ...

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Cal senior @j_kennerly delivers his talk on Agrarian Transformation in a Chinese ‘Deep Poverty County” at @ucberkeley after completing his Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Sichuan Province in the PRC. He shared his Anthropological work with fellow recipients of the award in LeConte Hall on campus today. #ucberkeley #cal ...

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Our boy @j_kennerly tonight in #berkeley Tomorrow he will be giving a talk at #ucberkeley entitled, “Land, Work, and Race: Agrarian Transformation in a Chinese ‘Deep Poverty County.’” James spent almost three months in the outer reaches of #sichuan as a recipient of a UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and will be sharing the experience with fellow recipients of the award, (and his parents!). ...

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Four years ago today @nickkennerly entertained Syrian #refugee kids at Za'atari Camp near the Syrian border. The settlement held close to 90,000 refugees and opened seven years ago to accommodate civilians fleeing the fighting. They loved Nick and he was glad to bring them some musical joy. #canonusa ...

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Two years ago today in #oregon I photographed one of the most amazing sights—a total eclipse of the sun. I used my Canon 5dsr with an 800mm lens + an extender making it 1200mm. The results were awesome. #canonusa #monmouthoregon ...

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A #giantswallowtail #butterfly today reflected in a window. #losangeles #reflections #beautiful #iphonexs ...

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Who, me? Lucy awaits the intruder. #dog #attackdog #dangerous #beware ...

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Dramatic #tree in front of a #gregoryain house in #marvista #losangeles today ...

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Tree, er, cactus hugging @j_kennerly and his brother @nickkennerly in #losangeles ...

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Bonding over #cashews with my favorite #squirrel today in #santamonica #iphonex ...

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Sunset over the Pacific today somewhere between #newzealand and the United States. #noir ...

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Flying from #kerikeri to #auckland #newzealand today on #airnewzealand shot this with #hyperlapse ...

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Beautiful #sunset in northern #newzealand #bayofislands #kauricliffs ...

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My new favorite bird: a Fantail. You can see how they got their name. These little guys are fun to watch as they fly and dart erratically chasing bugs. They are hard to photograph because they rarely sit still, but I managed. #canonusa #birds #fantails ...

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The #newzealand #pigeon or #kereru is one big bird! It can weigh up to two pounds. Spotted this one at #kauricliffs #canonusa ...

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Early morning view from the lodge at #kauricliffs above #matauribay here in #newzealand #canonusa ...

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First time seeing a #pukeo — a #newzealand kind of birdie! #canonusa ...

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Forty five years ago on Aug. 9, 1974, Gerald R. Ford became president, replacing Richard Nixon who resigned in disgrace. Moments after assuming office Ford declared, "Our long national nightmare is over." A decent and caring man had come to power, and a nation breathed a sigh of relief. His ascension to the highest office in the land changed my life also after he appointed me to be his chief White House photographer. During the course of his presidency I had the privilege to document one of the finest people ever to hold that office. We need another one like him. #history #thepresidency #hero ...

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Just before sunset at #kauricliffs #matauribay #newzealand today ...

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