How do you get two competing Congressmen- one republican and one democrat- onto the same set for a personal debate photo op.? You don't... it just ain't gonna happen. 5280 Magazine contacted me to photograph (I can't say "shoot") the two congressmen in two locations. My job was to recreate the same lighting for both sets and to get Congressmen Bob Schaffer and Gary Udall to gesture light heartedly- as if in a friendly debate.
Both shoots were typical of high profile politicos... super fast and short. Writer Patric Doyle was on set to follow up the shoot with an interview. Both politicians could turn on the charm for the camera and both were surprisingly trusting.
Udall impressed me with the claim to have climbed most of the fourteeners in Colorado.
Art Director: Mike Leister
Photo Editor: Steffanie Woodward