Thursday, February 9, 2012

Get Icky with Newt

Days before last weekend's Nevada GOP caucus, Newt Gingrich—former Speaker of the House of of U.S. Representatives and candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination—campaigned at Great Basin Brewing Company in Reno.

I photographed the Speaker's visit for Getty Images. And a had a blast.

I love political photography. It's kind of like shooting sports: it's competitive, you're always surrounded by other photographers; it's an adrenaline rush, once the candidate shows up you have to move fast, think fast, shoot fast; and there are players, just like a baseball game (and you have to know who is important and why).

Here's a few of the photos I filed. Also, unfortunately I wasn't able to order a beer while I was there. But apparently, most in the crowd did.

Detail shot. Thought the hands represented the mostly retired crowd well.

Oh, Nevada (part one).

I once caught a fish this big.

Post-rally presser. Can you spot Ray Hagar and Anjeanette Damon?

Oh, Nevada (part 2)