Photographing the arrival of the POTUS always sounds exciting, but rarely lives up to the hype. The first time the Prez made it in front of my lens was in 2011 for a private talk inside of the Paramount Theatre. This time, a swanky fundraiser dinner with a number of the richest elite drew him to Hunts Point. As per usual, many hours of camping out and waiting unfolded, but I'm happier with my images from this visit much more than last year's madhouse. Enjoy!
President Barack Obama's motorcade pulls onto Hunts Point Road on the way to a private fundraiser dinner at the home of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Hunts Point, Wash. The residential road - blocked off by police in the hours before the motorcade's arrival - was lightly populated with homeowners, supporters and protesters.
Jacqueline Niles, 11, left, and her friend Grace Dillon, 11, center left, leave a neighborhood local swimming pool to head home while Teri McClain, center, and Mary Beth Brotski, right, wait with signs for President Barack Obama's motorcade to leave Hunts Point Road following a private fundraiser Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Hunts Point, Wash. "We didn't know that Obama was coming," Niles said. "We came out and thought there was like a murder or something."
Show in a long exposure, President Barack Obama's motorcade leaves Hunts Point Road following a private fundraiser dinner at the home of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Hunts Point, Wash.