If you had the opportunity to shoot a presidential nominee for a year knowing that the rest of your photography business would die, would you take it? Ray Reynolds of RAYzor’s Edge photography did. He’s been shooting Donald Trump for the past year after a fellow photographer invited him to shoot an event last August. Reynolds seems thrilled about the chance to shoot these historical campaign events, but laments “My photography business is dead... Nobody will use me for photography now.” Well that’s a shame for Ray, especially if Trump loses.
This video from WSLS news tells Reynold’s story, and in it he shares quips like:
“(Trump) just looked at me and smiled. I said ‘You got big hands.’ He said ‘I know,’” and “He’s real funny, but he’s serious.”
If you ever wondered who purchases those silicone camera covers in bright yellow, now you know.
While covering Trump on the campaign trail would have been exciting, and an historical addition to anyone’s portfolio, I don’t think it’s worth losing the rest of your business over.