Christopher Polk was in Los Angeles capturing the 2014 Oscars. His Alternative View photography documented the event in a candid way. Here's his favourite image of the night...

After Matthew won the Oscar for Best Actor he was swamped by people and cameras in his face.

Moments later, he finally had a minute to look at his Oscar. It was a very private moment for him and I was happy to be there.

It’s a moment like this that makes photography so personal to me and the people that I photograph.

I can feel the energy coming from my subject and I try to capture it for them to reflect on later.

This picture is a classic example of a picture that’s worth a thousand words.

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