Here’s a short video from Think Tank’s new video series, The Story Behind a Photograph, which gets pros to talk about their most iconic photos. First in their series is Saul Loeb, a member of the Agence French-Presse and part of the traveling press corps covering last year’s election. If you can recall from all those months ago, there was a viral photo of President Obama being bear-hugged — though manhandled sounds more appropriate — by a small business owner. Loeb was the one lucky enough to have taken that photo.
In this video, he reveals how he got the shot and gives his theories on why it became so popular. Which all I can say is hats off to him and his crazy quick reflexes. I know I wouldn’t have been able to capture that moment. No, I probably would’ve been stuffing my face with hotcakes and patties of sausage, hoping to get it on the President’s dime.