From the archives! Oprah and Bono - Chicago, Illinois 2006 Project RED

January 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

So, before I decided to pursue photography full time, I did what most wanna be photographers do... I shot everything and anything I could.  This was one of those special moments for me.  My camera equipment wasn't as good as it is now, but I was in the right place at the right time and was able to capture the queen of daytime television, Oprah and one of our favorite musicians of all time, Bono walking down the sidewalk in Chicago.  

To be fair, my wife and I were really following Bono and U2 hard at that time and were big supporters of the RED campaign that Bono had started.  It's a wonderful program and if you've never heard of it before, it's still going strong.  Please check it out here: (RED) Anyway, we were really following Bono and the RED campaign hard and just happened to be passing through Chicago when Bono was making his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Becca actually told me about it on the plane and how cool it would have been to see them live.  Well, fast forward into the day.  Becca and her Mom had went shopping and the guys (Me, my father-in-law and brother-in-law) had split up to do our own thing in the windy city.  Out of the blue, Becca calls me and says there are camera crews set up at some store (I think it was Old Navy or something like it) and that Oprah and Bono were going to be making an appearance for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show!  We hurried over to the spot and when we got there, Becca said we had just missed them... :(  

I waited though and when they came out there was of course a crowd.  When Bono and Oprah crossed the street, the crowd parted just long enough for me to get one good shot.  It's not the best shot I've ever taken, but I was pretty proud of it when it happened.  My first celebrity photo.  :)

Just thought this would be something fun to pull out of the archives.  I shot this photo in October of 2006.  It's a few years old, but hey.... It's Oprah and Bono!  If you're visiting my site for the first time, thanks for visiting!  My wife and I are wedding photographers in Sioux City, Iowa.  My wife and I work together and we will travel anywhere.  Thanks for checking out my site!  Have a blessed day!

Shane

Oprah Winfrey and Bono of U2 in Chicago, Illinois - photo taken by Shane Monahan Photography - Sioux City Photographers, Iowa Wedding & Portrait Photography


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