Having been a White House staff Photographer, Callie Shell have spent her past two and a half years by Obamas side for Times Magazine and was later called back to photograph Obama for the May issue Times cover.
Four years ago Time photographer Callie Shell met Barack Obama backstage when she was covering presidential candidate John Kerry. She sent her editor more photographs of Obama than Kerry. When asked why, she said, “I do not know. I just have a feeling about him. I think he will be important down the road.” Her first photo essay on Obama was two and half years ago. She has stuck with him ever since.
– Dick Halstead, digitaljournalist.org
Callies photographs gives a amazing insight to Obamas more private self and is a must see.
The whole photo series: http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0810/callie-bp.html
The article by Dick Halstead: http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0810/travels-with-barack.html