This one started off pretty rough. The assignment read something like, The judge might kick you out of the courtroom if you take too many photos.
Weird, I’d never had a problem. But before I knew it, I was directed to sit in the gallery, right next to the victim’s many family members. It’s a horrible position, shooting from behind. For the first ten minutes or so all I could do was try to shoot through the tiny gap between two of the many officers in the courtroom providing security.
I shot what I could when Allgier stood at the podium and addressed the judge, but all I had was back.
But then Allgier turned and spent a long time apologizing to the family for his actions.
And the horrible position the judge had put me in turned out to be the optimum position in the entire courtroom.