Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

March 22, 2013

Leon Panetta Returns to Monterey.

Yesterday I had a really nice opportunity to photograph the homecoming of former Secretary of Defense and former CIA director Leon Panetta.

Panetta is originally from Monterey and he was key in the operation that took down Osama Bin Laden, as well as many other major decisions made in the United States in the last decade.

He's a really genuine guy who holds simple, old school ideals of respect, family and hard work at the top of his values.

He is a very passionate character and it shows in his face and mannerisms when he speaks or reacts to others.

I would love to photograph him again sometime with proper lights in a classic portrait.