The viral photo of Senator Bernie Sanders, sitting cross-legged at Biden’s inauguration, has hardly gone down in history, the photographer who took the picture revealed.
“Initially, my lens was on someone else, but I saw it with my other eyes, and I returned to it very quickly. At first I thought I missed it, “Getty Images photographer Brendan Smyalowski told Esquire magazine about the now-famous shot.
Smyalovsky, who has filmed at least four presidential inaugurations, said he knew the image would be typical of Bernie.
“I took the picture for a reason; it’s a good part of life. It is being traded who this person is, “he said.
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The photo – in which Sanders looks less funny, moving and sitting alone in a folded chair on the inauguration stage – sparked countless memes in various languages and sold out the Vermont glove company that makes the Sanders wear.
“Thanks for all the interest in Bernie’s gloves!” It really was an amazing and historic day! I’m so flattered that Bernie wore them to the party. Unfortunately I don’t have any more gloves for sale. There are a lot of great masters at ETSY who make them, “knitter Jen Ellis wrote on Wednesday.