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Brought a clear focus to the behind the scenes life of president George W.
Bush is White House and is the chief White House photographer.
Captured President Bush from serious moments of crisis.
Family life interest right now to tell us his story is Eric Draper former chief White House photographer for president George W.
Bush and author of this great book you gotta get it.
Front row seat a photographic portrait -- -- into that morning.
I'd say you were the longest serving chief White House photographer -- threats why do you keep your -- -- -- That's where your question yeah.
How I met at I guess I did my job well the evidence definitely amazing figures from me and and during that time how many pictures you think -- tough.
I took nearly a million pictures oh my goodness just myself alone.
That is -- his illicit let's take a look at some of the pictures and tell -- what we're looking -- there is the first -- looks like the looks like Father's Day.
Right right this was during -- twentieth 2001 that the very first moments that George W.
Sat down as president at the desk in the Oval Office and his father was there joining him you know very proud father son moment.
And also the the only second summer president become president and so there's a lot of history and -- -- sure and forty one's probably think in you know that used to be mind as you know that -- productive I was got to.
Are right what's the First Lady doing in this picture.
This is -- progress but quiet subtle moment in the Oval Office which actually what I enjoyed the most was waiting for these kind of surprise moments.
Between all the formality between all the schedules.
bush are walked into the Oval Office before and the a meeting that she was participating in and came in the fluff up the pillows and the president's preparing for the meetings this is tonight a nice quiet moment that's great there was a noisy moments take a look at this one right here.
Their bowling right.
This is -- the family bowling bowling tournament at Camp David.
-- every Christmas the entire bush plan.
Where it stay at Camp David and so this is the family the president reacting to some of the action button in the bowling Alley at Camp David do you have access to -- for his family and -- -- 24 hours today because it looks like he's in a -- there.
Yes this -- -- Another surprising moment.
A gift arrived in the Oval Office 1 morning very early.
In the morning and he opened the box and that since this boxing robot to the real deal -- He he put it army review one of the sort off -- so when I was doing when there -- so you.
It is looking around this -- off to someone that's awesome now the first family on a couch.
-- seems to be a problem there because Apple's face between up yet this is inside Buckingham Palace and the president mrs.
bush were guests of the queen.
And -- him palaces there's like the White House for bigger and this.
But they're actually like like children running around Buckingham Palace in the -- that particular picture at all -- at all areas of the policy this is kind of fun light moment.
Ben is fantastic and then in awe inspiring visit was with the Pope.
Right this was the first -- visit meeting with the Pope quote on the second.
Had a summer home in Italy and and an incredible view and his amazing you know -- I was an artist just to be president and to experience.
-- of the obviously.
A number of that photographs that you took part in the book but where are the other close to one million images.
Everything will be powerless in the new presidential library and in Dallas.
And it's it's a complete a 100% digital.
Which was who was my responsibility for maintaining as the chief White House photographer.
But he everything's there all the records of the administration is there.
Was -- a good subject would you take a picture -- and say -- you Mr.
President take a look at this.
You know he was we really enjoyed seeing my photographs can is to put together photo book for him to talk to see every week.
And he really enjoyed sending photos to people he would personally sign them.
And send them a photo of their meeting so you really was really into pictures also there in the west wing they had these great big pictures that you blow up I think -- column Jumbo that's right.
Yeah -- A great venue.
And on going display of photographs there are so that that was another way.
And the president -- to walk through the halls and and see the pictures but also staff and and and visitors so -- -- -- a great venue.
Putting our domestic stuff if you if you want to get a good feel for the administration of George W.
Bush check out.
They're troopers -- new book front row -- a photographic portrait.
Eric thank you very much thank you.
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