The Fringes 2012
Politicians take to New Hampshire every four years to start their nation-wide bid to lead their party to the White House. For campaign staff and candidates, the New Hampshire presidential primaries start off as a dress rehearsal complete with scripts, props and an audience. As campaigns drop from the race to the White House, security begins to fill the leftover void, causing a buffering of the inflated candidates from the everyday voters. This photographic essay of the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primary is a look at the year leading up to the vote. The work is an observation of democracy in action, sometimes with a critical eye, looking back at the political process just outside the mainstream spotlight.