TV Meets Real Life As Frank Underwood Is Photographed By Pete Souza

Pete Souza is known for capturing some of former President Barack Obama’s finest and cutest moments: gazing at the Chicago skyline with Michelle, joshin’ around with a WWII veteran, beating Steph Curry in Connect Four, looking like a Renaissance painting, and chatting out his Christmas shopping list with Bo the dog. (Obama and Bo have had some serious heart-to-hearts over the years.)

Now, because reality TV has already bled into the Oval Office, the photographer who documented one of the most outwardly levelheaded presidents in recent history has shot one of the most inwardly unhinged ― Frank Underwood, Kevin Spacey’s ruthless player on “House of Cards.”

In the images below, exclusively debuting on HuffPost, we see snapshots from a day in the life of President Underwood around Washington, D.C., with chief of staff Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), as he pays a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr., memorial surrounded by young adults blissfully unaware of his shady political dealings.

The stunt with Souza follows an unveiling of Frank Underwood’s likeness at the National Portrait Gallery last year, where Spacey ― in character ― was followed by members of the actual White House press corps.  

Set to debut May 30 on Netflix, the new season finds the Underwoods locked in an election battle as they renegotiate their relationship with each other in the nation’s highest office.

Catch the trailer below.

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