Had a busy day today….my official work for H-factor is over and now I’m enjoying being in a different city for a couple days. I’ve been shooting the random things that stand out to me, a couple street performers, random people, and even ended up shooting a show tonight. I met a young guy on the street playing his Violin named Marques Toliver and ended up filming him performing a song
It’s funny that I happen to be in New York when all the Elliot Spitzer drama has been going down. It’s all over the papers here, there was a few page spread all about the prositute he got busted with; they’re were 4 or five pictures, quotes from here blog and myspace, and in the words of one of the guys on the subway, ” this shit is blowing her up, I heard she already got an offer from Playboy”. So after a couple days, he finally decided to resign, and NY now has a new Governor from Harlem… There have been many comparrisons to the Clinton scandal, and in the same way Spitzers wife is choosing to stand behind him.It must be hard to have all that power in politics, because it seems alot of them mess up. I wish I had more light to shine on the subject, but it seems the consensus is, if you get caught, you loose the faith of the people and you have to step down.
Got a little Body Art done today
My friends were busy tonight, so I decided to go out by myself, and see what the night life was like. Being the nerd that I am I still had my cameras with me that I had been lugging around with me all day. I went to Union Pool in Williamsburg, where I got a couple drinks, and was thinking about seeing the band Wilderness play…
I was siiting outside by the fire making small talk with the guy sitting next to me, and asked him if he was going to see the bands play, and he said yes, and was talking about photoshop and other random things before telling me he was in the Band. So when I was getting ready to go inside, I found out they were sold out…..bummer I thought, but a second later Brian, my friend from the band asked me my last name and said he was putting me on the list…..what good luck I thought, and although I hadn’t planned on filming the show, I thought I might as well now that I got in free, and was a special guest of the band. I found my way up to the sound booth, and eventually found myself standing on the bar filming the show…. this is a natural thing for me these days, and even though I didn’t go to SXSW I still got to check out some good music, and on a more intimate level….
the set was all new, after the band had taken a 2 year hiatus……
Heres a cool mural I came across while wandering the streets
I can’t tell if this makes me want a cigarette, or quit, I guess a little of both.