Riding with McCain – Connection
Reuters Boston staff photographer Brian Snyder is traveling with Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain through election day November 4.
On a fairly basic level, campaigning is about the candidate connecting with voters. Unfortunately, showing that connection in a still photograph is difficult. A television videographer can pan the camera from the crowd to the candidate and back. As a still photographer I make pictures of the candidate shaking hands with voters at nearly every event, which shows, in one frame, a literal connection to the crowd. Looking around today during an outdoor rally in Miami, Florida, I saw Senator McCain reflected in the glasses of a woman in the front row which provided me with another way to connect the candidate to the voter/supporter in a single frame.