David Hume Kennerly Blog

Book Availability Update

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 1, 2014

EXCITING NEWS!  The response to David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone has been so overwhelming that the First Edition is nearly sold out.  Here’s an update:• The Second Edition is on its way, so if your books are backordered, you should get them in time for the holidays.  And you can order any time from […] Read More

Appearing at Norman Camera on December 4

By David Hume Kennerly | Dec 1, 2014

WHO IS IN GRAND RAPIDS THURSDAY NIGHT?Besides me, that is…  Come on out for my talk for Norman Camera SEMINAR PRESENTED BY CANON EXPLORERS OF LIGHT PROGRAMDECEMBER 4, 2014 6PM-9PM AT CALVIN COLLEGE PRINCE CONFERENCE CENTERSPACE IS LIMITED!! CALL NORMAN CAMERA’S GRAND RAPIDS LOCATION AT 616-954-9920 TO RESERVE A SEAT OR SIGNUP ONLINE. ​ Column 2

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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

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We just completed two days of terrific meetings with the most talented staff at the #centerforcreativephotography at the #universityofarizona home of the DHK Archive. The weather was also on the magnificent side. #history ...

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Powerful #sculpture “Border Dynamics” on the @uarizona campus in #tucson today #centerforcreativephotography #immigration ...

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Landing in #tucson today. Kind of a different look for this place. #blackandwhite ...

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Former Democratic Presidential candidate @hillaryclinton criticized @berniesanders in an upcoming @hulu documentary, saying that, “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him . . ." I made this for @cnn during their final debate in Brooklyn in 2016. #hillaryclinton #berniesanders #cnn #history #hulu #presidentialelection ...

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Seven years ago today. The Obamas make a grand entrance the night of his second Inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013. #barackobama #michelleobama #history #kennerlyarchive ...

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A nice note from #ruthbaderginsburg dated 14 years ago today. #rbg #notoriousrbg #history #thanks ...

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43 years ago today, Jan. 20, 1977, President Jimmy Carter waves to the crowd moments after being sworn in as the 39th President of the United States by Chief Justice Warren Burger. President Gerald R. Ford watches. This was my first photo as the ex chief White House photographer for President Ford! It was a painful moment. I thought Ford should have had a full term in his own right, and I felt bad for him and the country. The two presidents later became dear friends, a real tribute to their graciousness and humanity. #history #jimmycarter #geraldrford #inauguration ...

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Eleven years ago today on Jan. 18, 2009, President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect and Mrs. Joe Biden watched a concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial honoring them two days before their Inauguration. #history #barackobama obama #joebiden #obama ...

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Overshadowed by the Trump Impeachment activity on the Hill this week was the Congressional Gold Medal presentation to former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason for his work with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease he was diagnosed with in 2011. I made this photo of him Wednesday in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol with wife Michel Rae Varisco, and son Rivers. I know people who have suffered and died from ALS, and it's a tough fight. Gleason’s foundation “helps provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services, is creating a global conversation about ALS to find solutions and an end to the disease, and is raising public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.” His life adventure, as difficult as it is, helps others similarly afflicted in a big way. #als #stevegleason #stevegleasonfoundation #hero ...

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House of Representatives Impeachment Managers Schiff, Nadler, Lofgren, Jeffries, Demings, Crow, and Garcia walk through Statuary Hall at the #uscapitol today after reading the Trump impeachment articles to theSenate. Trump's impeachment trial starts next Tuesday. #impeachment #history ...

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Hanging out in the Capitol Rotunda under the Signers with great friend @davidburnettfoto waiting for the House Managers to carry the articles of impeachment to the Senate. It’s all in the Constitution. Photo by @mannyceneta #history ...

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi introduces the House Managers who will prosecute the case in the Senate against President Trump. #intheroom #history #centerforcreativephotography #ccp ...

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Where the action is. Outside the Senate side of the #uscapitol early this morning awaiting the kickoff of the impeachment action. #washingtondc #history ...

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Over Rancho #palosverdes today heading east. #dc is where the action is... ...

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A lot of pressure for me to run. #Kennerly2020 ...

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Sultan Qaboos bin Said died today. I took this in the Omani desert on Oct. 5, 2001 when he met with Sec of Defense Don Rumsfeld who was seeking support for the U.S.military campaign against Al-Qaeda who attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11th. ...

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I think @officialgarybarlow should now be known as Gravitas Gary! He’s not only a great songwriter, singer, producer, and utterly good person, he even looks the part. Had a terrific shoot with him recently, assisted by my violin-playing son @nickkennerly. I channeled my inner #yousufkarsh, who is known for his iconic photograph of Winston Churchill, to make this portrait. #takethat #garybarlow ...

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Here’s a pic I made recently of @officialgarybarlow Sir Gary is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, and has written 24 top 10 hits, 14 of them being number 1 singles. He’s one of the most talented and nicest entertainers I’ve run into, and better yet he did a recording session with my son @nickkennerly! I have no doubt Nick will follow #garybarlow on the path to stardom! #takethat ...

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Great photo session with the multitalented @officialgarybarlow as documented by another multitalented phenom and violinist @nickkennerly who took this photo of me working — Sir Gary, (he was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth), later recorded some music with Nick, and proclaimed him “superb.” Coming from a former judge on “The X Factor,” that was a high compliment. ...

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Hamburgerhawks. Trying to be a Hopper, but not quite getting there! Seven years ago today at the #santamonicapier #santamonica #california #yellow #red #art ...

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