I used the canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6. I got as close as I could and snapped this photo. It was so crowded in Jersey City, NJ for this presidential campaign rally. 2008. I traveled alone that day and waiting about 4 hours in line to see him, but it was worth it.
Inspired by "Rosie The Riveter" who is a cultural icon of the United States, representing theAmerican women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, and Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign, I created these selfies.
"Rosie" went viral from my flickr gallery, a photo sharing online community for artists and photographers, and ended up published in The Guardian U.K. Newspaper and "A Message For Obama" blurb book. A portion of the proceeds went to provide clean water to villages in Uganda.
OPENED OBAMA HEADQUARTERS in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FEB 2008)
(Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of my experience, which I truly enjoyed. However, here are a couple emails I sent out while volunteering as a grassroots organizer for Obama in Atlantic City. 2008.
Reflecting on First Lady Michelle Obama's words to me on this postcard sent during President Obama's first term. I'm so grateful for The Obama's who have led our country in dignity, class and grace. Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration!
Supporting First Lady Michelle Obama's education initiative #62MillionGirls through art. Photographed in a alley one night down the street where I live in Atlantic City. 2015.
Collaborated with local mentor groups, Champions of Youth and Boys & Girls Club (Atlantic City Chapter) to promote arts education and First Lady Obama's #62milliongirls.
"GimmeFive" Let's move support video for promotion.
<div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152733071888062/" data-width="500" data-show-text="false"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152733071888062/" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152733071888062/"></a><p>Accepting Michelle Obama #gimmefive challenge to help celebrate the 5th anniversary of #LetsMove! The video shows a snippet of ways I'm trying to lead a healthier life. 1) Working out at the gym (a new activity for me!) 2) eating less fast foods while consuming more fruits and veggies, 3) meditating, 4) getting enough rest and 5) drink more water. How are you leading a healthier life? Share your videos and pictures!</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/">Nastassia Davis Photography</a> on Monday, April 6, 2015</blockquote></div>
"GetCovered" Healthcare support art video for promotion.
<div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152432500718062/" data-width="500" data-show-text="false"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152432500718062/" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152432500718062/"></a><p>#getcovered #obamacare #selfies By the time you're throwing up green stuff, it'll be too late. @BarackObama</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/">Nastassia Davis Photography</a> on Saturday, November 15, 2014</blockquote></div>