Pointer said as a natural “people watcher,” she is always intrigued by snapping the quiet moments that are not often under the microscope. When she took the photo of little James in his overalls at the Capitol, she wanted to show a slice of life for the little guy and the busy legislators.
I was hoping to make use of the gorgeous morning light that was beaming from the windows. I saw James, dressed in his unique overalls, from the corner of my eye and decided to follow him. James walked up to a man, interacted with him and then walked back to his mother. I shot a few frames, asked his mother for his name and then continued with my day. I like this image because it is a slice of life. To me, it's simple yet engaging." — Alyssa Pointer
The Western Kentucky University graduate said she was “excited and thankful” her work was selected by Time magazine. Pointer has captured feature and breaking news photos for the AJC, Louisville Courier-Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.