Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jimmy Carter Tijuana

    It was 1990, Jimmy Carter and couple thousand volunteers were building 200 houses on the outskirts of Tijuana. I was commissioned by the Discovery Channel Magazine to shoot a cover portrait. Originally there was to be an hour to photograph the ex-president, this somehow became three minutes. While the Polaroid was developing, and with the press handler's hand on my shoulder,  I managed to shoot half a roll of film.  In the end everybody seemed happy.  copyright Will van Overbeek


  1. Wonderful portrait. I like the way you got red, white, and blue in.

  2. Talk about capturing the essence of the man! I am blown away. So what did Pres. Carter have to say about this portrait?


Be nice.