Baltimore-based photographer Matt Roth is in Tampa, FL covering the Republican National Convention and shares photos from his walk-through before they start Tuesday.
The Republican National Convention 2012 is going down this week in Tampa, and Iâ€™m shooting it with the Politico photo team Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. The following photos area linear account from the Walkthrough we made on Sunday. In this group of images I looked for color, nuance, subtlety, quirk, and an entertaining quality of â€śoff-ness.â€ť
Oh. and it was wet. Hurricane Isaac was threatening to crash the Grand Olâ€™ Partaaay! For some reason Iâ€™m picturing a black bandana fastened around Isaacâ€™s huge funnel.
Iâ€™m really excited to be shooting the RNC. Itâ€™s the first â€śbig gameâ€ť Iâ€™ve ever shot. One of the negative aspects of working as a community photojournalist for so long is that Iâ€™m not tested. The people who might hire me for work like this donâ€™t really know if Iâ€™m able to hack it in these fast paced â€śTheaters.â€ť Iâ€™ve never covered anything that has this kind of international significance. â€¦unless you count making a portrait of Alex Ovechkin.
See more photos on Matt’s blog!