The election of Barack Obama is extraordinary and this is part of my celebration. The iconography began before the results were in - - and for excellent reason. I am so happy for my country and family.
I needed to shoot this kneeling in the traffic lanes of the street. I don't think the owner of the Jiffy Lube there on La Brea Avenue and Melrose in Hollywood put up his American flags as a purposeful frame for the peeling poster.