12/17/2008 at 06:10 PM EST
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.