THE HUG --- Even a press conference can be an opportunity to take a good photo, but that photo is almost never the person on the podium at the microphone. I try to arrive at press conferences half an hour early and watch people as they come in. When Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg showed up for a formal conference, he didn't walk straight to the microphones. With my back turned to the door, I head some noise whipped around and started shooting as Hertzburg bearhugged a surprised Senate President John Burton. The embrace was over in a seconds.
February 4, 2000.