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[Oct. 17th, 2011|02:46 pm]
kyle cassidy
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And so, the other Big News -- sometimes these things just bang together and you don't get a chance to fully appreciate one before the next one hits....

On Sunday, October 9th I went up to New York City to the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations and set up a small portrait studio with a 5x7 collapsable background and a last-o-lite easybox and a pair of pocket wizards and photographed people on Zuccotti square. After which there followed a week of wrangling with photo editors and today the Huffington Post posted some of the images I made. Nikon d-700 and a 28-200 zoom lens mostly around 35mm. Thanks to Paul Falzone who field produced and Katie who assisted -- wouldn't have been able to do it without them.

I wish I'd gotten some decent photos of the setup. If you were at Wall Street and took one, do contact me, I'd love to post it.



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[User Picture]From: unblinkered
2011-10-17 07:20 pm (UTC)
Amazing stuff.

Thank you. :)
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[User Picture]From: kittytoes
2011-10-17 07:31 pm (UTC)
Brilliant images. Poignant and necessary -- I absolutely agree with your quote in the article, that the message is best conveyed this way.
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[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2011-10-20 07:56 pm (UTC)

not only the pictures..

not only the pictures, which prove that we are real people behind this necessary protest, but the stories and comments of individuals that bring it into the human, which the 1% are not, not human, what kind of monsters i don't really know, but definitely not human..
thanks kyle cassady!
from the sundance kid,
psp
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[User Picture]From: coffeeem
2011-10-17 07:55 pm (UTC)
These are terrific, man...and so are your subjects. (I love Dave the Finger with a love that will not die. *g*)
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[User Picture]From: jainas
2011-10-17 08:57 pm (UTC)
Wonderful documentary work. You're right, looking at the variety of people, the variety of their messages is a a very straightforward way to understand what's going on. You can't look through the portraits and not get it.
This is incredibly powerful.
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[User Picture]From: dd_b
2011-10-17 09:11 pm (UTC)
You're really good at the "quick portraits" thing; I've seen you do that now in a couple of different environments. I suppose it comes partly from the 30-second album-cover shoots sometimes forced on you by insane schedules.

Ctein and I are shooting roller derby this Saturday, by the way; we shall see if anything comes of it.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-10-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the derby!

I've gotten the quick thing down, which comes in handy.
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[User Picture]From: felician_logic
2011-10-17 11:02 pm (UTC)
Nicely done. Nicely done, indeed.
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2011-10-17 11:39 pm (UTC)

OWS

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2011-10-18 01:57 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2011-10-18 05:29 am (UTC)

I am so proud to be able to say that I know Kyle Cassidy.

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[User Picture]From: whitegato
2011-10-18 05:58 am (UTC)
wow.

you *really* helped give these people a voice.
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2011-10-18 09:37 am (UTC)

<B>Huffington Post/Occupy Wallstreet</B>

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[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2011-10-20 07:38 pm (UTC)

Re: <B>Huffington Post/Occupy Wallstreet</B>

hey kyle,
thanks for being you. love the satire. it would be funny if it wasn't true..
psp
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[User Picture]From: e4q
2011-10-19 03:11 pm (UTC)
cool project.

i like the simplicity of it.
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