Photographer George Lange opens up about his remarkable career and relationship with Glenn

If you have followed Glenn for a while, you have probably heard him talk about his good friend and photographer George Lange. George recently co-authored a bestselling book: The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life. He has enjoyed success few photographers can hope to achieve - working with celebrities and politicians with his work appearing in Esquire, GQ, and The New York Times among others.

George recently sat down with Mark St. Amant at The Good Men Project and spoke about what it is like to work with such large personalities - chief among them, Glenn. Given that George describes himself as a prototypical 'card-carrying New York liberal,' St. Amant questioned how he and Glenn could become such good friends. But, as George described, the relationship has nothing to do with politics.

"See that’s the thing: we don’t talk about politics much. We don’t see each other in terms of labels... We find other ways in," George explained. "We talk about being parents a lot. We talk about love, which is the most important thing to me of all. All of my work is about loving my subjects, trying to show what makes them so special, trying to find that place that we all connect. How can you love the 'most hated man in America?' Our relationship is all about trust."

George also opened up about one of the most surprising things to come out of his work with Glenn: The remarkable support he has received from Glenn's fans.

"One of the greatest joys of working with Glenn has been how his audience has embraced our work together," George said. "Glenn jokes on the air... about me being his communist friend. His audience knows my politics, they know where I come from, and yet they’ve opened their arms to me. I haven’t tried to hide my politics. I stay loyal to my own beliefs. But more important, I’ve searched for the place we’re all connected."

"But seriously, how does such a liberal become so close with Glenn Beck," St. Amant asked one final time.

"This is how: My brother had a heart attack in Boulder last May. He’s fine now, but was in a coma for three weeks in the ICU... Every single day, Glenn would reach out to me asking if he could help, offering to come to Boulder and visit, whatever I needed," George explained. "After days of his offers, I told my mother (also a big liberal) about Glenn’s offering to help. She was pretty raw going through this whole period with my brother and she blurted out, 'Yes he can help: tell Glenn to vote Democratic and cut the BS!' The next day I told Glenn what she’d said and he replied, 'George, I’d do anything for you . . . but that’s never gonna happen.'"

You can read the entire interview HERE.

On of the primary themes of George's new book is to share some of what he has learned throughout the years about taking a truly special photograph. When it comes to photography, George has one mission in mind: Take the unforgettable photo, not the perfect one. During a recent interview with CBS This Morning, George explained the last thing we should be doing this holiday season is trying to take the “perfect” photograph.

“The least interesting picture is the person standing there smiling, staring at the camera – it’s the least revealing,” he said. “You want to show what makes us human, what makes us special. And we’re trying to take pictures of what makes our lives amazing.”

While we have all grown accustomed to saying 'cheese' and smiling directly into the camera, George suggested people start looking for the interesting instead of the posed.

“We are always trying to set up this perfect picture, and meanwhile all the really interesting pictures are kind of orbiting around that … These are the really special moments,” George explained. “This is what’s never going to happen again.”

Another pro-tip: Shy away from using the flash unless you absolutely have to. "“We have amazing light going on in our houses,” George said. "All we have to do is be aware of it."

Check out the full interview with CBS This Morning below:

Several months ago, at the Miss Universe competition, two women took a selfie, then posted it on Instagram. The caption read, "Peace and love." As a result of that selfie, both women faced death threats, and one of the women, along with her entire family, had to flee her home country. The occasion was the 2017 Miss Universe competition, and the women were Miss Iraq and Miss Israel. Miss Iraq is no longer welcome in her own country. The government threatened to strip her of her crown. Of course, she was also badgered for wearing a bikini during the competition.

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In an interview, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, said:

When I posted the picture I didn't think for a second there would be blowback. I woke up to calls from my family and the Miss Iraq Organization going insane. The death threats I got online were so scary. The director of the Miss Iraq Organization called me and said they're getting heat from the ministry. He said I have to take the picture down or they will strip me of my title.

Yesterday, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, posted another selfie with Miss Israel, during a visit to Jerusalem.

In an interview, she said that:

I don't think Iraq and Israel are enemies; I think maybe the governments are enemies with each other. There's a lot of Iraqi people that don't have a problem with Israelis.

This is, of course, quite an understatement: Iraq, home to roughly 15,000 Palestinians, refuses to acknowledge Israel as a legitimate country, as it is technically at war with Israel. The adages says that a picture is worth a thousand words. What are we to do when many of those words are hateful or deadly? And how can we find the goodness in such bad situations?

No political bias. That's the catchphrase you're likely to see blasted all over the news today. The Office of the Inspector General found no evidence that political bias played any role, either with former director Comey or other FBI agents, during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. So is it "all good now"... "carry on"... "nothing to see here"? Hardly. Here are a few of the highlights from the 568 page report.

The report makes it clear that there's no evidence that political bias influenced this investigation, but why did they take five hundred and sixty eight pages to make that point? Well, after reading it, I kind of think they want us to understand how difficult it is to prove political bias. I think the Inspector General wants us to read this report in its entirety, and read between the lines. Here are a few of the highlights.

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First and foremost, this report straight eviscerated James Comey. You know one of the most controversial decisions of President Trump's tenure - so far - has been his decision to fire the former FBI director. Let's imagine for a second that Trump never did that and Comey was sitting at his desk at the Hoover Building yesterday. I can almost guarantee you that after the release of this report yesterday, Comey would have been fired by this morning anyway. Here are just a few quotes describing his behavior:

"Extraordinary and insubordinate"... not "reasonable"... "engaged in ad hoc decision making"... "serious error in judgement"

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time.

It goes on and on. This report just destroys Comey's behavior. There's no way he could have remained FBI Director.

The report goes on to analyze the behavior of several FBI agents that were involved in the Clinton investigation. Strzok and Page were but two of five employees that showed questionable behavior, either through text messages or instant messaging. If you read the texts and transcripts, they're pretty damning. In Strzok's case, his bias could have caused a delay in analyzing the contents of Anthony Weiner's laptop. I say again, it could have, but as the OIG alludes… political bias is hard to prove. Another agent that had been caught saying questionable things on an instant messaging service, was actually one of the agents that conducted Hillary Clinton's interview. In that interview, the OIG seems to acknowledge that the FBI had caught Hillary in a lie, and still they let her go. But… political bias is hard to prove.

See the theme here?

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time. But, as is the common theme for the entire Clinton family, it is those around them that suffer the most. The FBI has been tarnished. People have lost their jobs. Agents have been humiliated. All this for an arrogant and corrupt politician.

Attention earthlings: a "climate emergency" exists. It's official now, because the Berkeley City Council declared it. So, it must be true.

Frankly, you must be living under a rock if you didn't already know that a state of climate emergency exists. And if you don't do something about it, like now, you could be living under a rock very soon. Because according to the foremost authority on climate doom — the Berkeley City Council — this emergency is as dire as World War II.

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Council Member Cheryl Davila warns that global warming is driving us toward, "…the sixth mass extinction of species, which could devastate much of life on earth for the next 10 million years."

The city council resolution says:

During World War II, the Bay Area came together across race, age, class, gender and other differences in an extraordinary regional mobilization, building and repairing Liberty ships, converting car assembly plants into tank manufacturing facilities…

The Berkeley City Council says the only way to avert World War II-level disaster is if Americans mobilize in the same way now to confront climate change as we did in 1942 to confront Nazism. Because climate change and Nazism are definitely the same.

It gets worse. The resolution calls our current climate emergency "the greatest crisis in history."

Seriously, their resolution sounds straight out of the Galactic Empire handbook — "mobilizing workers" to build and install "renewable energy infrastructure."

Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years.

Berkeley committed itself to becoming a "carbon sink" by 2030. For the uninitiated, that means they want the city's greenhouse gas emissions to be in the negative. Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years. Except they won't be able to use any farm animals, because you know, too much methane.

Becoming a carbon sink is not their only strategy. Their resolution also mentions that earth has too many people screwing up the atmosphere, so we must "humanely stabilize population." Interesting — there were some World War II-era figures also interested in "stabilizing" population. They just forgot the "humane" part.

This weekend, June 15-17, Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios. Private tours through the museum will be led by Glenn Beck, David Barton, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs, each providing their own unique perspective on our rights and responsibilities.

Find out more about this special Father's Day weekend event or purchase tickets here.

Watch the video below to get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at just a few of the amazing historic treasures you'll find at this weekend's "Rights & Responsibilities" museum.

Take a look behind the scenes

Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios.