I was recently contacted through facebook to do photos for a Minneapolis City Councilman’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 “candid” moment though, since I hadn’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 I’m very happy with my first foray into political portraits.