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Occupy Wall Street [Oct. 7th, 2011|07:32 am]
kyle cassidy
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[music |charlotte sometimes: another song about killing some guy.]

This Sunday I'm going to be up at Occupy Wall Street shooting portraits. Looking for an assistant who's in town already and feels like carrying lights & holding backdrops.

I can't really keep blaming "the media" for not covering this thing right if i'm "the media" and I'm sitting home watering my plants.

I'm planning on a series of studio images on the street with backdrops and lights to put a face on what's happening, a studio environment to separate the person from the surroundings and document, to the best of my ability, a small portion of who the 99% are. If you've got ideas of who I should meet or where I should go, feel free to email or twitter. I"m kyle (at) kylecassidy.com

If you're at #OccupyWallStreet and would like to participate, add me (@kylecassidy) on twitter and find me on Sunday. I'll be there all day.




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[User Picture]From: ammitnox
2011-10-07 03:41 pm (UTC)
be careful!
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[User Picture]From: angela_n_hunt
2011-10-07 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kyle!!! Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: briansiano
2011-10-07 04:17 pm (UTC)
I'd volunteer, but I just found out there's a bench warrant on me in Deptford, New Jersey.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-10-07 04:38 pm (UTC)
You lawbreaker you. J-walking again were you?
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[User Picture]From: briansiano
2011-10-07 05:43 pm (UTC)
Identity fraud and driving while intoxicated. Not as thrilling as it sounds.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-10-07 04:37 pm (UTC)
You folks rock! Can't await to see the pics. Best wishes, Frank Boehmert from Berlin, Germany
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[User Picture]From: spryng
2011-10-07 04:45 pm (UTC)
That's such an awesome idea! Can't wait to see the results.
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[User Picture]From: olivetree
2011-10-07 05:04 pm (UTC)
Lookin' forward to what you see & bring back!
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2011-10-07 05:15 pm (UTC)
Bravo! Thank you for doing this (from someone who's too darn far away, but who holds the protesters in her heart).
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[User Picture]From: littleonionz
2011-10-07 05:57 pm (UTC)
Good on you.
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[User Picture]From: irishprincess45
2011-10-07 06:51 pm (UTC)
Stay safe!
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[User Picture]From: solstice_lilac
2011-10-07 07:42 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing what you find, Kyle. I'm glad you are "the media." Go safely, & please don't let your plants die.
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[User Picture]From: saru_kage
2011-10-07 09:12 pm (UTC)
That sounds really cool. I hope it comes out great.

You may want to consider carrying a large bottle of water and a small bottle of baby shampoo in case of pepper spray. You probably won't need it, but someone else probably will. Also, I don't know if you wear contacts or not, but if you do, leave them out. Being anywhere near pepper spray or tear gas with contacts in has a way of really ruining your day.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-10-07 09:15 pm (UTC)
I know all about the pepper spray! You should read my blog post Maced in Missouri!
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[User Picture]From: saru_kage
2011-10-07 09:34 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that poor guy. I missed that post, but I figured it was worth mentioning just in case. Especially the contact thing. During the DNC protests here in Denver I had a friend whose contacts actually fused to her eyeballs from exposure to tear gas. I'd hate to see anyone else have to go through that. It was really hard to watch; I can't imagine what it must have been like for her.
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[User Picture]From: dianavilliers
2011-10-07 09:27 pm (UTC)
Stay safe. Do great things. I look forward to seeing the results...
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[User Picture]From: sheilagh
2011-10-07 10:18 pm (UTC)

Seek Ministry of Truth,

aka Jesse LeGreca: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/06/1023341/-MIC-CHECK!

The cutie in the Union hat on the still in that first video. He's been knocking it out of the park when talking to mainstream media goons. Hard even for the MSM to peg him as a dirty hippy, he looks like such a regular pool hall guy...
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-10-07 10:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Seek Ministry of Truth,

is that the guy from the fox interview?
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2011-10-08 03:31 am (UTC)

Signal Boost: the other 99% being shot by photog at Philly

User nagasvoice referenced to your post from Signal Boost: the other 99% being shot by photog at Philly saying: [...] at Occupy Wall Street [...]
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[User Picture]From: mizkit
2011-10-08 08:34 am (UTC)
AGHGGHGHLGHLG you won't still be around NYC on, say, Thursday, will you? I asked in desperate hopefulization?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-10-08 02:47 pm (UTC)
only if i'm in a holding cell.
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[User Picture]From: ammitnox
2011-10-08 03:30 pm (UTC)
Rob and I will pitch in for bail!
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[User Picture]From: mizkit
2011-10-08 05:07 pm (UTC)
...let's hope you're not in NYC, in that case. :)
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[User Picture]From: petitbout
2011-10-08 12:40 pm (UTC)

Which Media

I have seen coverage on OWS, what media did you want to see cover it who isn't.

By the by this video just up this morning : http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/10/07/multimedia/100000001098525/living-on-wall-street.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1
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