I’ve been following the 2012 Republican presidential race in New Hampshire whenever I get a chance. This weekend, I went to Manchester, NH, to photograph Mitt Romney’s efforts to get out the primary vote with a rally for supporters and a short period of canvassing a neighborhood of likely Republican primary voters. It’s been eye-opening to watch this process up close (literally close! I’ve been close enough to touch any of the candidates I’ve photographed.) and to see how manufactured the process is for the media. Every event is carefully coordinated so that members of the national media are present. I’m not always successful at finding a unique perspective of the pageantry, but I enjoy trying. More pictures from the day are available in my archive: 2012 campaign – Mitt Romney in Manchester, New Hampshire – 3 December 2011.