In a decade and a half of photographing Peter Dunne, he never once asked us to retouch his image.
Yesterday I posted a photograph of Winston Peters and his election billboard. Jim Mora mentioned my post on RNZ National’s show ‘The Panel’ during a discussion of our society’s expectations of photographs.
It occurred to me that Peter Dunne is another politician who has never once requested any photo retouching in the decade and a half in which we have been photographing him.
As Kiwis I sometimes wonder if we appreciate just how much access we have to our politicians. As a photographer I’m pleasantly aware of how wonderfully plain (as in the Amish compliment plain) so many of our corporate and government leaders actually are when you get them on their own to photograph them. This is something I hope our society does not lose.
We have never been press photographers, Chris just loves to photograph people and discuss ideas.