Insights from the UK and beyond
Nick Clegg went to a London barbers at the height of Cleggmania, where he might have expected to attract a bit more attention than usual.
The Liberal Democrat leader’s success in the first televised election debate had put his face on the front of nearly every newspaper and at the top of every news bulletin.
But one of the hairdressers remained blissfully unaware of the celebrity status of the head in her hands, he told reporters flying with him on his campaign trail.
“The girl who was washing my hair, she says: ‘busy day, then?’
from Photographers' Blog:
On tightly-choreographed campaign trails there arenβt many photo moments that havenβt been carefully planned beforehand by spin doctors, so when Gordon Brown made an impromptu visit to a hair salon in Oldham, there was a ripple of excitement.
Such unscripted moments create great opportunities for photographers because they offer a glimpse of reality and inject a human element into often monotonous days of speeches, handshakes and platitudes.