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    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.
    Composition 27
    Lighting 25
    Creativity 17
    Story 28

    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.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2015
    Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Copyright: © Marcia Mahoney
    Categories: Portraits, People
    Assignments: Undiscovered
    Contests: 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest