Nic Coury is a photojournalist based in Monterey, Calif. He has had work published in Sports Illustrated, Cycle World and Bicycling magazines, and has shot commercial jobs for Specialized Bicycles, Ferrari and Bugatti. He also covers crime for a local newspaper. In his free time, he drinks too many espressos and wins mustache competitions.
I may have had my national political press fill in this last week, but I really enjoyed it. Although I’m exhausted.
In the span of less than 24 hours, I covered two Bernie Sanders campaign stops in California when the Vermont senator rallied thousands of supporters in Monterey, Calif. on May 31 and spoke out against fracking in a much smaller press conference on June 1. This was all one week after covering a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton in Salinas.
Sanders supporters definitely have a lot of energy as does Sander himself, which makes for plenty of visual options. The trick, however, with thousands of photos of Sanders and other large media events, is trying to find different and interesting photos that tell a story.
I would love to work on the traveling press circuit as I enjoy the energy of politics and it would be a fun challenge to find new photos every day.
As primarily a local guy, it was great to meet and work next to some of the big league photogs and watch them work and trade stories. I have always loved the comradery of journalists in the field. It’s definitely a great world to be involved in.