Joe Biden, Vice President - 10.12.2012

After watching the VP debate last night I was reminded of a shoot I did with Biden in 2008 while he was campaigning through Linvilla Orchards in Media, Pennsylvania. I was told by his press rep that I’d have about 15 seconds to work with him since he had to rush out immediately after his scheduled interview. We were in the middle of a cornfield with no electricity and the sun had already set. Tripods and light stands weren’t permitted. I knew I wanted to make an interesting portrait so I brought a ring flash and a portable power pack to the field. Obviously, 15 minutes would have been more ideal than 15 seconds, but I managed to get him to chuckle before he split and made these two portraits.

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