It was the summer of 1965.
Soper was a 23-year-old aspiring journalist at The Irish News.
He was living in New York City when he got the idea for a magazine he called ‘The News of Ireland’.
The magazine was aimed at young, impressionable readers, who would be introduced to the country by a series of stories.
It was a very different style of journalism to what was being written about in the newspapers of the day.
But in a country of 2.5 million people, Soper felt he had something unique to offer.
Soper moved to New York and started a career as a newspaper journalist.
He then went to the United States where he joined the staff of The Associated Press.
In 1964, he was appointed editor-in-chief of The New York Herald Tribune, and later as news editor of the Chicago Tribune.
Sopers life and career were marked by his love of photography and his love for the news.
He loved working in the studio and, like many of his contemporaries, he spent much of his time in the editing room.
He became a well-known photographjournalist, working on many of the iconic images that have been used in movies, television, and books.
Sopers life also led him to write the memoir of his life, ‘Soper’s New Life’.
Soper went on to write more than 500 books, including his acclaimed autobiography ‘The Soper of My Dreams’, a Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait of the journalist, who died in 2005.
The SOPER of MY DREAMS is published by Viking Penguin, and is available now from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.co.uk, and Google Books.