The Future is Now
This is part of my series of women in traditionally male roles. This is Samantha. She works at the United States Senate. The red and white polka dot blouse is a nod to her Rosie the Riveter sisters who wore kerchiefs of the same cloth on their heads. Strong, independent women...cut from the same cloth.
Samantha was kind enough to let me into the Senate offices in the Russell building and photograph her in her office, in the senate. The history of the Russell building is impressive to say the least. It was first opened in 1909. This photo was taken in the conference room where countless senators have met. Republicans and Democrats have conferred, argued and agreed. Our country has been shaped by the decisions made in that room.
We had a great photo shoot and I took pictures of her in some very powerful and commanding poses. Then as an aside I asked her to sit cross legged on a table. It is not what I was going for at all, it was a lark. When I analyzed all the pictures and tried to find the ONE...the one that would say what I want it to say this pose kept drawing me in...then I noticed the clock above her head and a light went on...that was it. It is her time...it is our time. The Future is Now. Samantha is our future.