Everyone has to do chores before leaving the house for a night on the GOP debate stage right?
Even though I had plenty of time to think about how I was going to do this project, I always seem to have extra photos let over. Editing photos is always a difficult thing to do, esp when they are your own.
These photos didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. It was just something about them that didn’t work IMHO. Wondering what I choose?
What do you guys think?
This is the first image of my new photo project that has been sixteen years in the making. Back in 2000 when Bush 2 and Gore were fighting for Florida, I had this idea of showing the candidates doing every day things. Nothing crazy, only simple things such as ordering dinner on Seamless, driving with Uber, or taking the dog out for a walk. Things that I’m sure they haven’t done. Sadly, this remained only as an idea, and no photos were ever made.
When Obama and McCain hit the trail in 2008, I figured this has to be the election for my project. Obama was rallying the younger crowd and McCain had the former Governor of Alaska as his running mate. What more could I ask for? Well, I blamed life and no photos were ever made.
Fast forward another eight years and who ends up hitting the political scene? Trump and Clinton. Comedy gold! Having both won 11 states so far, and because of what they have been saying during the most interesting debates ever, I had to start making photos. And I have!
I plan to photograph till the end of this election season people doing everyday things. Not as themselves, but as one of the current front runners for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations. Candidates say they are just like us. Let’s see how they “handle” living in our shoes, doing stuff you and I do to survive on a regular basis.