Recent work for The Washington Post on the rise of far right politics in Washington State, with work on three main subjects, from left to right: Peter Diaz of American Wolf, Matt Marshall, founder of the Washington 3 Percent and Loren Culp, a small town sheriff running for governor in the GOP primary. One of the things I hate about photographing politics is access and efforts by politicians to manage their image. Luckily for this assignment the main subjects are relatively unknown and were open to me photographing them, with no restrictions. Long gone are the days when Washington State was known for its moderate republicans, as the state follows much of the nation and people move to extremes.
By Stuart Isett