One of the highlights of my trip to the States this month was a behind-the-scenes look on Capitol Hill in Washinton DC. Guided by fellow photographer and friend Brendan Hoffman, who is an accredited photographer on ‘the hill’, I was given a glimpse of life behind the scenes of the American Senate.
Brendan spends many of his days photographing some of the most powerful people in America and even the world (See his photo of Obama on the front cover of TIME here). On the day I visited, Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor had just visited. When I arrived in the late afternoon however, she had left and things had quietened down somewhat as Brendan showed me around the opulent and warren-like corridors that make up the interior of the senate. I’m not that into politics but it really was fascinating to get a glimpse behind the scenes.
Earlier in the week, I had a chance to take in the White House and the Washington monument to complete my political tour of the capital. Hope you enjoy a few of the pictures I captured on this very interesting trip.