Angela Merkel the Chancellor of Germany during political rally in 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
I didn't have any paid assignment to shoot this so instead of taking my digital camera I took 50$ plastic HOLGA, to make at least something different, than the usual press stuff. She is always chased by hordes of photogs, so in my opinion there was no reason to shoot another 5 gigabytes of Angie buying socks :-)
The rally took place in the middle of the week around noon, so all regular folks were at work. The only ones that showed up were a bit odd...
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Andrzej Lepper is (unfortunately) well known polish populist politician. He represents to me everything that is, or can be the worst in politics. At the highpoint of his career he was Deputy Prime Minister. During his “career” he has been charged with many offences, but somehow he always could getaway with them.
Finally in 2007 his life as a politician came to an end – he was involved in several serious scandals (sex, bribes & corruption)
more info about him in wiki
In 2004 I followed him during his pre-elections tour, on assignment for a polish daily newspaper. Back then I found him and his electorate very funny… but later in 2005 , when his Self-defence party became 3rd party in the Sejm (polish parliament) , I was frightened.
Now I am happy to believe that his days of glory are over- So ladies and gentlemen! I hope it is your last chance to meet Andrzej Lepper.
Young guns of his Self-defence party wearing the partys trademark white and red ties.
Everyone from the audience had a chance to make a speech. This guy didn't waste a minute, he went straight to singing polish national anthem.
Dead flowers ....they say it all