Hyannis Port, MA
In July of 1958 at an invitation from Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy I met JFK and his wife Jacqueline for the first time. I had driven up from New York to Hyannis Port and when I arrived Senator Kennedy was surprised. His father had not told him that a photographer was coming. JFK, in the middle of his campaign for reelection to the U.S. Senate, was difficult to reach, even hostile. But towards the end of the day with Caroline on his lap he relaxed and some of the photographs from that day's shoot have become icons. He later explained to me, apologetically, why he was in such a foul mood. But the fact that the photographs turned out wonderful in spite of his bad mood cemented our future relationship.
Gelatin Silver Print