In retrospect, it’s not really clear to me why I thought it would be a good idea to snap this photo of Bill Clinton with my phone. There are, after all, tons and tons of photos of Clinton available on the internet and the odds of this shot being any good were terrible. Indeed, I took it sitting in a room featuring many professional photographers (who seem obsessed with capturing a signature hand gesture) using high-quality equipment. But I guess that’s the nature of charisma and celebrity. He was in the room. I had a device that can take pictures. It seemed like the thing to do.