I was recently contacted through facebook to do photos for a Minneapolis City Councilmanâ€™s re-election campaign. He saw portraits I had done for a journalist/blogger in the Twin Cities In late May, and liked my work. We met to discuss possible themes for the photos and settled on 4 main topics for the initial set of photos. Transit, Community, Small business development, and Environment were the four broad topics we settled on. This shot was my favorite â€œcandidâ€ moment though, since I hadnâ€™t noticed the train conductor waving at the camera till after I developed the shot.
I am looking forward to doing more shots later this summer as the campaign progresses, but for now Iâ€™m very happy with my first foray into political portraits.