We went to see a play in a small theater on West 72nd Street NY city. A friend dropped us near the 72nd subway and while my wife was checking out a nearby Bloomingdales Outlet I walked around looking for photographic opportunities.

I came across this guy sitting in Verdi Square and did something I very rarely do. I went up to him and asked if I could take a picture of him. He looked like the epitome of a Trump supporter: grizzled beard; camouflage jacket and a bright red “Make America Great Again” hat.

We got talking about the election. It turns out that he’s actually a registered Democrat who felt the need for change and he didn’t think the Democrats were offering that. He didn’t even like Donald Trump all that much, but he though that Hillary Clinton would be worse.

He was a very pleasant, thoughtful person and I enjoyed the experience.

In retrospect maybe this photograph would have been better in its original color so the bright red of the hat could be seen in all its glory.

For some additional thoughts on the election see: Election 2016




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