Andrew Cromeek aka Edward Snowden

US school teacher Andrew Cromeek who plays Edward Snowden in "Verax", the first film on the fugitive US intelligence leaker, poses in Hong Kong on July 2, 2013.  Four amateur filmmakers in Hong Kong have beaten Hollywood to the draw by producing the first film on Edward Snowden, a five-minute thriller depicting the nail-biting intrigue surrounding the intelligence leaker when he was hiding in the city.  AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

US school teacher Andrew Cromeek who plays Edward Snowden in “Verax”, the first film on the fugitive US intelligence leaker, poses in Hong Kong on July 2, 2013. Four amateur filmmakers in Hong Kong have beaten Hollywood to the draw by producing the first film on Edward Snowden, a five-minute thriller depicting the nail-biting intrigue surrounding the intelligence leaker when he was hiding in the city. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

I had a great time taking this and some other portraits of Andrew Cromeek and wanted to illustrate a Snowden’esque scenario with a Hong Kong building backdrop, my work one, at night. Having a laugh with Andrew in the process of making this pic brought home the fact that Edward Snowden has become a larger than life character but the thing we – or maybe just me – tend to forget in this romantic story of wanted fugitive, some would say hero, is that he’s also in many ways just a normal guy, probably very scared while currently residing in a Moscow airport contemplating his future and missing his family and friends.

You can follow Edward Snowden’s Twitter updates at this link.

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