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On the Trail With Hillary: Photog’s Instagrams Peek Behind the Scenes

Image: Photographer Justin Sullivan has been following Hillary Clinton's campaign for Getty Image
Photographer Justin Sullivan has been following Hillary Clinton's campaign and posts scenes from the trail to his Instagram account. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

For the past 10 months, Justin Sullivan has followed Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House as a photographer for Getty Images. Instagram users, meanwhile, have followed Sullivan for a daily peek behind the scenes.

Image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has coffee with patrons at Cozy Spot
Clinton has coffee with patrons at Cozy Spot restaurant on April 21 in Hartford, Connecticut. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Sullivan has witnessed moments big and small throughout Clinton's journey, from routine meet-and-greets to major historical moments, including when Clinton became the first woman presidential candidate to lead a major party ticket this summer in Philadelphia. A search of his work from the past few months shows more than 4,000 campaign-related images.

But the collection Sullivan has posted to Instagram offers a different angle. Taken with his phone, he captures lighthearted details like a Clinton-themed manicure of an ardent supporter in California that would rarely find a home amid his daily news coverage.

Scenes From The Campaign Trail With Hillary Clinton
Left: Artist Gretchen Baer wears a custom made pant suit with images of Clinton during a campaign event on April 18 in New York City. Right: Balloons fall from the ceiling after Clinton spoke on the final day of the Democratic National Convention on July 28 in Philadelphia. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

With the end of the election in sight, Sullivan says the feeling is bittersweet. His schedule mimics the candidate's, and days off are rare. He hasn't taken a break since the last presidential debate.

"On one hand you're happy that it is over and you'll have your normal life back," Sullivan told NBC News. "But at the same time, the excitement of being on the road and being part of the crazy traveling circus is difficult to give up."

Follow @sullyfoto on Instagram for a look inside the Clinton campaign's last days leading up to the election.

Image: Supporters leave a campaign rally for Clinton at the University of North Carolina
Supporters leave a campaign rally for Clinton at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Oct. 23 in Charlotte. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Scenes From The Campaign Trail With Hillary Clinton
Images Clinton and Trump taken from a television screen during the first presidential debate with at Hofstra University on Sept. 26 in Hempstead, New York. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Image: A view from the Westin Hotel the day before the second presidential debate
A view from the Westin Hotel the day before the second presidential debate in St Louis, Missouri on Oct. 8. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images