This past weekend I took off for a 24-hour stint in Des Moines to attend the Iowa Democrats' annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Had hoped to photograph all five presidential candidates, but Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee dropped out days before. No matter, the trip was well worth it and a great addition to my personal project documenting the 2016 presidential campaign. Couldn't be happier with the images, got to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Katy Perry and Bernie Sanders, and also snagged drinks afterwards with area wire photographers who are doing fantastic work. Never thought I'd end up wishing I could spend the next couple months in Iowa, but am glad to finally be in a position to just get up and go here and there. Big thanks to Paul Moakley at TIME for helping me with press access to the dinner and the Hillary rally beforehand- made all the difference. Also, note to editors: all these images are unpublished and are, of course, also available in color. I'd love to see them get put out there!