Jeremy Cowart and I will be attending the Presidential Inauguration together in Washington D.C. on January 20th. We’ll be amongst possibly 4-million people descending on the capital to see Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.
Jeremy is a world-famous photographer, and so I’m bringing my camera and intend to challenge him to a one-on-one contest. And you get to vote. We will both come back with our five favorite photos and ask you to select which ones you like best.
This is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve ever done. I hung out with Jeremy for a weekend a couple years ago, shooting along the California coast. His pictures looked like four seasons in Tuscany and mine looked like twelve minutes in Kansas. Nothing against Kansas. There is plenty to do in Kansas.
In addition, both of us will be twittering from inauguration. I’ll be speaking at Georgetown, then attending a ceremony at the Kennedy Center, then Inauguration, then the Mid-Atlantic Ball and finally the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, Obama’s first event as President of the United States. Jeremy and I will both be twittering the moments that interest us as we graze like cattle on the green grass of democracy. (If you think that sentence was the worst you’ve ever read, just wait till I start texting from inauguration.)
To get live text updates from Jeremy text:
“follow JeremyCowart” to 40404
To get live text updates from me text:
“follow donmilleris” to 40404
While you are home, warm and slurping a bowl of tomato soup, you’ll get to hear from Jeremy and I about the tree we are standing behind while Obama is being sworn in, and how quickly fingers go numb in 7-degree temperatures. It’s going to be awesome! Come with.