In August of 2016 in Charlotte, N.C., SPiN staff members and I attended a rally for then presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Here, we experienced how the free speech we are taught in school applies to the outside world. We saw citizens from surrounding cities gather together and exercise their rights, whether they were protesting or supporting the event.
When a portrait needs to be taken, I the am one taking the photo or assisting the photographer. The photos are usually taken in front of a white brick wall because they will later be cutout and placed on the page. The subject pose naturally, so their true personality shines through the photo.