What an amazing assignment—The New York Times Magazine asked Tobias Hutzler to photograph Hillary Clinton along the campaign trail for a July 19 cover story on the 2016 presidential candidate.
Tobias, who previously photographed Chris Christie for the magazine, traveled with Clinton and her security detail to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Missouri. His mission was to photograph a political campaign “in a contemporary way.”
“My assignment was to pull back the curtain on these events,” explains Tobias, who worked closely with New York Times Magazine director of photography Kathy Ryan and her team to capture his images from an unusually high perspective.
As you can imagine, he had to pass a great deal of security checks to be permitted access. But it was more than worth it. “I can’t tell you how much feedback I’ve gotten on this shoot,” says Tobias. “I’ve received many, many emails asking me how I did it.”
Below, the images published in The New York Times Magazine, plus a wider edit. “The beautiful thing in politics is everything comes together: people’s lives, their history, their future, their hopes,” says Tobias. “You can see it and you can feel it when you’re above.”