Most succinctly, no one expected him to survive Mueller. Whatever the substance of the Russia “collusion,” Trump, in the estimation of his senior staff, did not have the discipline to navigate a tough investigation, nor the credibility to attract the caliber of lawyers he would need to help him. (At least nine major law firms had turned down an invitation to represent the president.)
So, whose style do you love the most? Photography is a process of choosing what not to shoot. Both in subject (your crop) but also in your style. This is the hardest part of photography, in my opinion. In many years of mentoring, I know I can get a student to learn almost any technique, but I cannot get them to commit to a singular style, even though I know that they will grow faster, artistically, if they can learn it deeply through that kind of narrow commitment. It’s hard. And it feels like giving up on opportunities to commit to the singularly of one style.