I looked through the door to ballroom at the Palmer House hotel in Chicago to see the custodian silhouetted at center stage, vacuuming steadily. His location, gesture, and the repetition of the lines of the curtain and his vacuum cord caught my eye. But it was his steady, unhurried movement that captivated me. He was doing his job, the final act of the day, and I was honored to be his audience.
I really enjoy this image Marcia. We're quick to leave areas and rooms before some scenes can take place, sometimes scenes that happen every night. Capturing this moment here shows that you had the right idea to stay behind and wait for a good moment to happen. Love the composition here as well.
Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot