In November of 2015, The country of Myanmar held only its 3 election in the past 50 years. As a bit of a side project I decided to help my journalist friend cover the elections over the course of 10 days. One of my (perceived) biggest problems in doing street and journalism photograph is that I am shy when asking to make photographs of people who do not know they are being photographed. I don’t like to bother people. The beauty of traveling with a journalist is that the ice is broken for you and you can slide into the scene and make pictures without feeling the pressure of breaking the ice first.
In the midst of all the coverage and press conferences I became interested in the people of this election. We spoke to hundreds of them. And per course, We needed photographs of the people we spoke to. About half way through our week I noticed a bit of a trend in the style of picture I was making of the people we spoke to. So I decided to continue with that style whenever I could and turn the portraits of the people we spoke to into a mini series.