This is photographer Mark Peterson (@petersonpixs) and for the next week I’ll be sharing photos from my Political Theatre series, out now in a book published by Steidl. In this ongoing series, I focused on the candidates and their supporters along the long campaign trail leading up to the presidential election, capturing the theatricality of it.
This first photo, of Donald Trump at the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit in NH back in April 2015, is an example of how challenging it is to get close to the candidates. There was a crowd of photographers outside his car as he was getting in, and in order to get him lit right, I had to crane my flash around the door, worrying that the door might close on my hand while I was getting the shot. All that, while taking advantage of the reflection cast by the other photographers outside the car.
Photo by @markpetersonpixs #politicaltheatre #reduxpictures #steidl #donaldtrump #trump
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