A White House photographer has shared what it was like behind the scenes covering Michelle Obama.
For four years, Amanda Lucidon was the only female photographer on the White House staff and she was given the job of covering the then-First Lady.
Now Lucidon, 38, has shared personal reflections in a new book, ‘Chasing Light’. The book is a collection of about 150 candid photographs of the first family and is filled with the lessons the photographer says she learned along the way.
Lucidon has shared her favorite pictures of the former first lady from both public engagements and private moments (Pictured, the then-first lady snuggles up with family pets Sunny and Bo during a video taping in the Map Room of the White House in April 2014)
Lucidon has shared her favorite pictures of the former first lady from both public engagements and private moments (Pictured, the then-First Lady greets Peace Corps volunteers in March 2015 in Cambodia)
Now Lucidon, 38, has shared personal reflections in a new book, ‘Chasing Light’. The book is a collection of about 150 candid photographs of the first family (The then-first lady throws her hands in the air as she participate in a filming for the Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on the South Lawn of the White House in October 2013)
For four years, Lucidon was the only female photographer on the White House staff and she was given the job of covering the then-First Lady, 53 (Pictured, the then-First Lady speaks with Taiko drummers in March 2015 in Japan)
Snapshots of Obama with her husband and daughters are interspersed with candids during trips to Cambodia and Japan where she is seen speaking with school children and dignitaries alike (Pictured, the then-First Lady is guided through the torri gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Japan)
The book is filled with images of Michelle Obama, 53, both in public and private moments. Snapshots of her with her husband and daughters are interspersed with candids during trips to Cambodia and Japan where she is seen speaking with school children and dignitaries alike
Lucidon traveled to 20 countries and numerous US cities with the then-First Lady’s team, listening to her work and speak and growing to see her as a role model.
‘She taught me so many things, but if I had to identify things that I visit in my daily life, one thing was to be fearless because fear can stop us a lot of times to reaching new heights and possibilities,’ Lucidon told Good Morning America.
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Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ … Chyna and Tyga’s unexpected reunion this weekend for King Cairo‘s 5th birthday party at Six Flags was at least 2 months in the making, and mostly thanks to King’s nanny.
We’re told the nanny convinced the feuding exes to make peace during a 3-way phone convo. The impetus for burying the hatchet — King was about to start kindergarten, which meant there would be upcoming activities requiring co-parenting.
Before the peace summit, our sources say Chyna didn’t even have Tyga’s phone number – but now the feeling is they’re cool being near each other … as long as King’s third-wheeling.
If nothing else, opening communication lines should help ’em avoid planning disasters like doubling up King’s birthday themes.
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Blac Chyna went crazy on one of the paparazzi and threatened to send her hood friends to get him for taking pictures of her coming out of the club, sans the right makeup. She then threw a water bottle at the paparazzi.
This isn’t the first time Blac Chyna has gotten physical. On several occasions, she’s been accused of beating her baby daddy ROb Kardashian, including back in December 2016 as she moved out of their home. She was punching him in his back and arms and was in a drunken rage, sources revealed.
Roger and Hilary Stotesbury had put their possessions in storage and travelled for the past year after taking “the view that on your deathbed you never wish you’d spent more time in the office”
A British tourist died after falling 30 feet from an Indian temple while reportedly taking a selfie on a trip of a lifetime with his wife they had dubbed “Our Middle Aged Gap Year”.
Roger Stotesbury, 58, from Buckingham near Oxford, died yesterday while visiting the Lakshmi Temple in the town of Orchha, in northern India, with his wife Hilary.
Documentary filmmaker and father-of-two Roger, whose motto was “to die young as late as possible”, was standing near the edge of a wall on the second floor of the temple when he fell down down from a height of about 30 feet, police have said.
The mishap occurred at about 4.30pm local time at the tourist site in the Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India.
The couple, describing themselves as from England and Scotland, wrote in an online blog about “Our Middle Aged Gap Year” which began last November.
They had travelled through 22 countries including Italy, Chile, Patagonia, Canada, the USA, Australia, Japan, Korean, China, Singapore and Malaysia until reaching India as their final stop recently.
They say they put all their possessions in a container on a farm, rented out their house and set off to “experience new things” with a round-the-world flight ticket.
It was a chance to take a trip together as a couple after having children soon after they married.
“We are Hilary and Roger a married couple from England/Scotland who are in their mid fifties.
“Hilary’s motto is ‘just do it’ whilst Roger’s is ‘to die young as late as possible’.
“We took the view that on your deathbed you never wish you’d spent more time in the office.
“We’ve seen our two kids off into the wider world and we have no more caring responsibilities for our parents.
“So we thought now is the time to take a gap year and travel whilst we still have the health and energy. After all you only live once.
“We really hope you enjoy reading about our travels around the world.
“After all, why should only youngsters take “Gap Years”.”
Their last blog post from the trip was photos by Roger of locals on the banks of a river near the Taj Mahal on October 12, the day before his death.
“India is the stuff of dreams, colour, smells, extremes, contradictions and sacred cows,” they wrote.
The couple have two children, who on their blog are listed as aged 23 and 20.
Their original plane was to travel around Europe but the trip planning then became more “ambitious” and eventually decided to go around the world on £4,000 airfares each including 15 flights, they said on their blog.
They had been living on a budget of £100-a-day and believed their trip would be cost-neutral.
Back in the UK, Roger was looking to establish his business, Cut to the Doc, as a producer of online and festival documentaries.
Alongside a pic in China he wrote on Twitter recently: “Found a new DOP in Guangzhou, China.
“And looking forward to returning to filmmaking in November.”
In Venice Beach, he wrote on Twitter: “This round-the-world trip is one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
A UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson told The Mirror: “We are providing assistance to the family of a British man following his tragic death in India on the 13th of October.
“Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.”
In an FAQs section on their blog, the couple wrote of what they weren’t missing: “English winter weather, housework, daily routine, the pervasive BBC view of the world and Brexit!”
However, they were missing “Our children, friends and local gossip. Playing tennis down the local club. And cycling; although we have hired bikes on this gap year a few times.”
Roger was taken away from the temple on a stretcher and was believed to be conscious at the time before dieing later in hospital.
SP Tikamgarh official Rakesh Khakha told the Times of India: “He was taking selfie and fell down.
“He was rushed to Ramraja hospital where he died.”
The same official was quoted by the Hindustan Times saying: “Other tourists and officials on duty called an ambulance and he was taken to the Orchha government hospital and from there he was referred to Jhansi, looking at the seriousness of his injuries.
“However, his wife insisted that he be taken to Ram Raja hospital in Orchha, where he died during treatment.”
City police inspector DD Azad said: “British tourist Roger James had come to visit Orchha with his wife Hilary.
“Yesterday afternoon, they went to visit the Lakshmi temple.
“It was then he fell off the balcony while trying to take a selfie.
“The man got seriously injured in the fall and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.