A few weeks after a job interview in 1975 with National Journal, it was time for my audition. I was to accompany NJ reporter Rich Cohen and take photos of Edward C. Schmults, President Ford’s deputy counsel and co-chair of the Domestic Council Review Group on Regulatory Reform. As a 25-year-old art-school graduate, I had never been in the White House before, nor had I heard the phrase “regulatory reform” uttered previously. I was in awe as we walked through the halls to Schmults’s office, where I shot black-and-white photos during the interview. (In this photo, Schmults is on the left and Cohen is on the right.) Pretty heady stuff, though I took great pains to appear nonchalant at the time. That night in my darkroom, I developed the film. The following day, I brought the photos into National Journal and walked out with a job that would last more than 39 years.