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Oct082011

Faces of OccupyWallst

"Occupy Wall Street" is a protest which began in New York and is now spreading across America. Many people are wondering who these protesters are, so I decided to document the people supporting the movement. 

 Some of the people photographed here have been in Zuccoti Park since the first week of the occupation, others are just visitors drawn to see the community that has been created in support of this movement.

Rather than go and snap some ordinary pics, I took along a huge 5ft diameter light box to capture isolated portraits of the people participating. 

These are the people I met:

Enjoy.


 

 


Some technical details;

For this I had a friend helping me using a 5 feet octabox with a a grid, it provided with a truly beautiful light that highlighted their eyes in a wonderful way. It was quite challenging shooting in that space with a 70-200 and so many people walking around the camp, but the end effect was worth it. All photos were taken October 7 10:30 pm - 11:30pm

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (12)

Just brilliant and it was a privilege to hold your light :) @StephLDavis

October 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephLDavis

Beautiful! Thank you.

October 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC. Hayes

Absolutely stunning pics, you deserve an award.

Great shots of brave souls, staring the devil in the eye

October 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD_dubb

Beautiful. Thanks for bringing us the faces of courage.

October 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarion

its an honor to be in your pic collage

October 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraron pieman kay

It should be titled "Profiles in Courage!" I was reminded of the Patriots that stood up to the King at Concord. Truly beautiful. Stay with it because Valley Forge is coming soon.

99% RULES!!

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiguel Grande

You have captured a part of history in one of its beautiful lights - its ordinary people. Saloot, oh photographer of note.

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB. Slabbert

Faces of a new America. A new world.
Peace to you.

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterS. Butler

Thank you for putting a face(s) to the 99%.
Your photo's are stunningly beautiful!

October 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterskydanzer

Stunningly beautiful. Thank you for the joy of viewing them. I sent the URL to my daughter, who visited OccupyLosAngeles today. She's an aspiring photorapher too, and I'm sure she'll be inspired.

October 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC. Nielson

I didnt make the cut, Can I get copies of my Picture

October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCHOICE

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