Each of the faces I've captured reveals its owners age, class, mood. Each face is its owners story. Sometimes, having waited hours for the politician to arrive, some potential voters gave a welcoming speech. Their faces, however, frequently conveyed a different message: We know you are here to lie to us, but we hope you will not.
The photos in this series represent a departure from my previous work, as it used to be my practice to focus on speakers, on politicians. This changed over the course of the last election because of I've come to see that it is the listening part of the political equation that possesses the power—or ought to.
And if currently, politicians wield too much power, then the spotlight should be shared by their people. In other words, Faces at a Rally is a step towards the democratisation of coverage, the photo-equivalent of the political process.
In these photos, the people are looking at their potential leaders. Take a look at the people looking: what do you see?