On June 28, Arun and I set out today to make a little bit of history at the National Museum of American History. Ok so maybe a lot of history. It isn’t every day that the Smithsonian asks for your camera to become an artifact.
As First Cameraman, Arun was the first person ever to video the day-to-day activities of the POTUS for the world to see. His trusty camera, an HVX2000, just officially became a historical artifact as part of the Smithsonian’s photography collection. Pretty good day if I do say so myself, and it’s not even my camera.
Arun used the camera to film President Barack Obama on the campaign trail and into the first year of his presidency. He also used this historical camera to record footage of Haiti after the earthquake in early 2010.
It must have been hard to part with this, but history does demand sacrifice!
Eden is Arun’s assistant. She will be sharing her observations from time to time along this process we call book promoting.