CHICAGO,IL – AUGUST 21: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney shakes hands with his former running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on August 21, 2014 in Chicago. The duo was on hand to publicize Ryan’s new book, “The Way Forward.” (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
I’ve seen him on TV 100 times, but I never saw larger than life politician Chris Christie in person until yesterday.
When I met David Axelrod in 2008 at Obama for America campaign headquarters I instantly wanted to photograph him in front of this iconic Obama image. I decided to light Axelrod with light similar to what was in the Obama portrait, only from the opposite side, to create symmetry and contrast all at the same time.
Who knew that my photo of Congressman Jesse Jackson from April 4 would continue to get published over and over again. It was probably one of the last times the Chicago Democrat was seen in public before disappearing from the public eye in June.
Four years ago I photographed election night from a scissor lift on the President’s left, and this year was more of the same. However last time we seemed so far removed from the crowd, that I was in disbelief until the next day. Being there last night made me think of the last four years and it made me imagine what the next four years will bring.