Interesting people make interesting photographs, and it is interesting to see where they go with their lives. When I captured this photo of Michael Oren ten years ago (on Ilford Delta 400 professional film), he was promoting his book, “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.” Ten years later film has been replaced by digital photography and Michael Oren is Israel’s Ambassador to the United States.
This photo is one from a collection of images created during an August 2002 portrait session in Quiogue, New York at the home of a mutual friend. Of all the Hampton celebrities, authors, and dignitaries I have met and photographed over the years, Michael is one of my favorites – he is a great guy.
Happy New Year!