15 Oct 2011

Occupied

I had really hoped the when I went back down to the Board of Trade that I would meet more people since it wasn’t raining, was after business hours and was a Friday.  Well, there were more people, but the few I spoke with were clearly off their rockers though if through sleep deprivation or just general nuttiness it was hard to tell.  In some cases.  Others…

There were some thankfully normal people participating in the protests, but I still feel like it just an expression of impotent rage.  A temper tantrum.  We need to grow up and take action, of course as I previously mentioned I’m not sure what action we need to take to effect change.  Though marching on our elected official’s offices and demanding the end of corporate person-hood and stronger regulation for the banks might not be a shoddy start.  Of course, then they’d have to figure out who it was they didn’t vote for or against in the last election cycle….

Don’t get me wrong, I support the idea behind the occupy movement almost as much I support you using your adorable child to help you convey your message.   (At last, a normal person!  Well, normal in that not-suburban-cookie-cutter-but-I’m-kinda-off-my-rocker-in-a-good-way-normal.  Like me.)

So I might stop in and see how things are going next weekend, but at this point I’ve exhausted the photo opportunities.  Perhaps I am just showing up at the wrong time, but there are not a lot of people hanging out down here, and the general malaise of a group of people who are put down, frustrated and unable to find a solution is quite wearing.

Next time on Idiot Photographer-  the Idiot tries out long exposure night shots of people.

Comments

  • firasz
    October 16, 2011 Reply

    I liked the b/w photos… The 1st one has a nice look and the 2nd looking happy. Also liked the candid and innocent look in the 3rd shot 🙂

  • idiotphotographer
    October 16, 2011 Reply

    Thank you, it was a challenge shooting here (the light is horrible) but was an interesting experience. To say the least.

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