Monday, December 26, 2011

Me beside a GrafWall

A friend of mine took these pics of me a couple nights back while going bar hopping one night in SoHo - in and out Alphabet City.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On the lighter side

 Pimp Santa

 Protest Santa
 Even Santas have to eat at Wendys.
There was a Santa Com a couple of weeks back and I couldn't take pictures of a gagle of Santas walking around 45 Street. All kind of Santas - trippy.

More Protesters

New Zuccotti Picks

This one says alot

Friday, December 16, 2011

Rich Man with a sign

Even the rich on 45th street have to protest. Although this guy wasn't protesting. He was making a video. He was making a statement.

Zuccotti Park

Thanks to OWS for pushing me into something that I love to do and having more photos of all that happened in Zuccotti  Park. Yup - I have more pics. I didn't just stop with my camera phone.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This what the park looked - then

Happy at the comfort station
                                                           Happy making faces at cameras
                                                All peace and no war. Crazy stuff like that.

99% Clean

This is what the park looks NOW.

What's left of OWS

There were many protesters that couldn't find any of thier things, a lot distoryed from the clean up and then some. Bloomburg had good timing cleaning up the park.


Weeding out what was left from the library. The Zuccotti park library (part of the whole protest thing) had more than 5000 books and reading materials all donated from people across the world. Now it's reduced to a couple of milk crates in the sanitation department.

The sanitation Department

This is the aftermath of Occupy Wall Street. One giant mess in the Sanitation Department. Yuck.

Occupy my phone

Admittingly I'm a little zombied.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 60 - Nov 14

Occupy Wall Street Occupied my cell phone. Nothing but pic from Zuccotti park that I'm going to eventually upload from my phone. Oh well.



Thats right, Bloomburg took down the tarps and tents leaving Zuccotti park fresh, and clean. Here's MY update. Sunday night I visited the park when the tents were up and protesters were doing thier thing - which is a huge whatever. I do what I usually do that night, hang out at the library, talk to people and take in the movement by listening on the General Assembly. Monday was a typical Monday. Go to work, then go home. That Monday night I didn't go to the park because I was dead tired. Tuesday morning I see on the news how the police and sanataion department took over Zuccotti Park 1 in the morning by Mayor Bloomburg orders. Over 200 people were arrest that very early moring and more when protesters tried to tie themeselves to trees and resist arrest. More protesters were arrest over Foley Park (another take over by OWS mement.). I got to the park around 2 pm yesterday when the police had barricades around the park.

I have pics I'll upload tomorrow. Until then hold your horses

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - The series continues

As an aspiring photojournalist I should have more pictures on my blog on Occupy Wall Street and the way it created itself it's own Tarp City out of the park. Eventually I will have more pics but so far not right now because I am saving up for a better camera. Don't get me wrong I love my Diana and the pictures that it takes and I can't get enough of my camera phone but I need a better one. Something more in the now. I haven't stopped taking pictures, I'm just on hold until I get a better camera and a mini laptop so I can write more than I would at the library or the Apple store. I have a job but it's a 7 dollar an hour shit job that I can't take for granted because Black Friday is coming and I will need whatever money I make for better materials. Sacrifice. It's the key, until then I continue to write.

  Anyway I continue to visit Zucotti Park to see what's going on down there. Since my arrest I have talked to interesting people, listen to what these people at Occupy Wall Street  are fighting the Fat Cats about since the 1960's, and watch so many changes take place at that park. I have not only seen celebrities, but talked to reporters (off the record), photographers and the protesters. Take yesterday when I was at one of the meetings that OWS usually give in the middle of the park. Usually I listen to the General Assembly or the Soap Box, however since the 700 hundred people arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge, the meetings, people and the whole protest situation at the park has taken a mind of it's own. The funny thing about OWS is it's leaderless. Yup. NO LEADERS. Total Anarchy, but in a civilized way. I mean let one brick get tossed into a store somewhere on Wall Street and it's complete chaos. However this is a peaceful protest and a movement of peace so no throwing bricks, bottles or baseballs (unless the protesters are playing a game of catch.) only words. Anyway, getting back to my observation at one of the meetings, I said what I had to say at the meeting while listen to the protesters idea on what the whole point and idea that OWS can do for the awful situations that the banks put civilians through because of greed and recklessness. Before I knew it  Russell Simmons sat right next to me at the meeting. Yeah, it was a bad time to be starstruck but I couldn't help it. When I shrieked Mr. Simmon's name, it was a knee jerk reaction. Shit like that don't happen everyday you know. Getting back to the meeting, Mr. Simmons (a Phat Farm corporation himself. ) put in his two cents on what the protesters should do and what is wrong with the economy today from his rich side point of view. The man sat with people who aren't even on his level or class but yet has the nerve to come out of his luxurious life to talk to the grungy, everyday protesters in Zucotti Park and I respect that.

This is what trips me out. The whole Occupy Wall Street situation brings all kinds together from the rich and the poor, young and old, black and aqua marine, and whatever imaginable to go against the biggest thieves of them all - Fat Cat Banks, and blood sucking corporations that does nothing for the 99% of people who are in a shitty state. Occupy Wall Street is BIG and it's making it's statement.

But how did all this get started? An Underground Canadian paper called Adbusters. Yup. The Canadians gave us the idea and New York ran it through thanks to a couple of college kids and meddling informers.

The date to remember - Sept 17 - day one of Occupy Wall Street. Now it's Nov 7, more than 50 days of drummers, signs, chants and grungy,college bound hippie kids reliving the 1960's only 10 fold.

You gotta stand up for something or fall for anything.  Peace.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Alexandria, Virginia

I taken this picture in Alexandria, Virgina. I went to a small church there where it was doing a raffle for a free laptop. I didn't get the laptop but the church and community was too good. I had a good time at church however being agnostic the atmosphere was beautiful, the people were nice, and all the hot dogs I can eat. Hey, it was a cook-out/ raffle what do you expect a sermon? That was the first thing that took place earlier in the day.

My DC pics

Here are some of the pictures I took in Washington earlier this year. I had fun in DC and enjoyed my time while I was there. DC is a crazy city. Shitty yet crazy.