According to the New York Times, the Daily Mail has stationed about five paparazzi outside Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s D.C. mansion since 2017. They arrive before 7 a.m. to watch the couple leave for work, switch shifts mid-day, and swing around again at 8 p.m. to watch the two come home. This is the routine pretty much every day, all year round.
When the only action they might capture consists of someone entering or exiting the six-bedroom home, there is, as one might expect, a lot of down time. “All I see of them is the veneer,” Matthew D’Agostino a photographer from Baltimore who until recently freelanced for the Daily Mail. “When I was first shooting a lot, Jared once asked me, ‘Do you think that’s enough?’ and honestly, it was enough, so I said ‘Yeah, you’re right!’” To pass the time, D’Agostino wrote haikus, including this gem: “A passer-by sneers / parking cop waves a warning / under green streetlight.”
Here’s a sampling of the Daily Mail’s work, born of such labors,including shots from in and around Ivanka’s New York and D.C. homes and the Secret Service SUV.
There is something hypnotic about reading them in quick succession and imagining them as a continuous paragraph:
Multitasking mom! Ivanka Trump takes a phone call and drinks coffee as she and her son Theodore whizz off in a Secret Service SUV - after touring the National Gallery of Art the day before
Keeping it casual! Ivanka Trump appears relaxed and fresh-faced as she and three-year-old son Theodore leave their Washington D.C. home ahead of Memorial Day weekend
A mini comedian! Ivanka Trump’s daughter Arabella hams it up for the cameras at their D.C. home, joking that dad Jared wasn’t going to work - then cheekily shooing photographers away
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Keeping up with the Kushners! Kim Kardashian gets cozy with Ivanka and Jared as she visits their home for dinner after her Oval Office meeting with Trump
Summer lovin’! Ivanka Trump cuts a cool figure in a belted blue dress and trendy shades as she makes her way to work - before posting a tribute to Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day
Ivanka Trump steps out of her home in a chic icy-blue ensemble, looking calm and relaxed - just as it is revealed a pipe bomb was sent to the Obamas’ D.C. house, just TWO BLOCKS away
Makeup-free Mondays! A bare-faced Ivanka Trump bundles up in a white turtleneck as she leaves her D.C. home in an SUV - after returning from sister-in-law Karlie Kloss’ New York wedding
Lady in red! Ivanka Trump heads out of her New York City apartment in a $2,600 scarlet blazer - and shoes from her now-defunct fashion label - on day two of her stay in her hometown
Back in the Big Apple! A beaming Ivanka Trump models an all-black outfit as she and Jared Kushner arrive at their New York City apartment after returning to their hometown
Someone still wears her own designs! Dressed-down Ivanka Trump steps out in New York City in a $450 sweater and loafers from her own label - three months after shutting down the brand
Cousin play date! Donald Trump Jr’s estranged wife Vanessa looks every inch the doting mom as she arrives at Ivanka and Jared’s NYC apartment with four of her children
Seems it IS easy being green! Ivanka grins widely as she struts her stuff in a vibrant pantsuit, amid claims she screamed ‘I’m the first daughter’ at Steve Bannon after he called her ‘a staffer’
Feeling camera-shy? Ivanka Trump hides her face from photographers as she makes a hasty exit from her home in a blacked-out SUV - after weeks of maintaining a VERY low profile
Ready for her close-up! Ivanka Trump waves at the camera while leaving her D.C. home in a $3,000 jacket and crisp white pants to give a sweeping interview at journalism museum
A sweet treat! Arabella Trump cheekily sticks her tongue out and pulls faces at the cameras while tucking into an ice cream cone during a fun mother-daughter outing with Ivanka in D.C.
Daddy’s boy! Jared Kushner gives his pajama-clad son Theo a high-five and a pat on the head in a touching goodbye - while Ivanka leaves home straight from the garage in a blacked-out SUV
Letting her hair down! Ivanka looks relaxed as she arrives back home after attending the Medal of Honor ceremony for late US Army First Lieutenant Garlin Conner
Monday blues? Ivanka Trump is pictured looking VERY somber in the back of her Secret Service SUV, as she heads to work in a chic cream outfit and statement earnings
Arabella Trump waves happily at the cameras while riding with her mother in a Secret Service SUV - as Ivanka is blasted for her ‘tone deaf’ post about a ‘date night’ with the six-year-old
Boys night! Lonely Steve Mnuchin goes to dinner at Jared Kushner’s house with another man - while wife Louise Linton celebrates Pride in Los Angeles
Never change, Daily Mail.