Lisa Jack/TIME
People Staff
December 17, 2008 06:10 PM

In 1980, Barack Obama was a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles when he was approached by an aspiring photographer to pose for a series of black-and-white pictures for her portfolio.

In revealing photos by Lisa Jack, the future president – and Time‘s Person of the Year – can be seen in his youthful days in unguarded moments with hat and cigarette.

Click here for the full gallery on Time magazine’s Web site.

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