It seems fitting to throw up John F. Kennedy for one of the final portraits of this series we commissioned. He watched as the Berlin wall went up, he presided over American involvement in the space race, he averted global warfare by negotiating a way out of the Cuban missile crisis and finally, he was on the right side of history with his involvement in supporting the Civil Rights Movement.
All of this seems diametrically opposed to that which was spruiked by the Republican nominee in the lead up to the Presidential election.
I was warned by a follower of our Instagram account not to get involved in US politics and to stick to bow ties. And whilst this is not a political blog and whilst I can see and understand most of the reasoning behind the choices Americans were faced with, both left and right of the spectrum, I cannot help but feel that many of the past Presidents, alive or dead, would be quietly appalled by the decision that American voters made.
Time will tell but I have included one small tear for John F. Kennedy, a tear shed for the country he fought for, and died for.
Our last portrait is yet to come. Stay tuned.