from boredom comes inspiration / by Garrett MacLean

While working at the RNC in Cleveland, there was an expectation of chaos and mayhem, of a sea of protesters. None of that materialized. So, while trying to find something to shoot, I started using flash to take portraits of people in the noon-day sun, which created vibrant portraits, richly saturated. That choice led to the ongoing series i shot in 2017, which ended up being run in Mother Jones and BELT.  

These are some of the shots which came from that initial moment of inspiration in Cleveland: