Today, the Occupy Wall Street movement was briefly and brazenly resurrected when their Twitter account took over the New York City Police Department’s #myNYPD campaign with photographic reminders of brutality carried out against OWS protestors just over two years ago. Hashtag “oops.”(via the New York Daily News)
My last real post was over two years ago. I accidentally logged on to this account when trying to re-log in to my current one.
I’m sure none of you will see this, and most of my active following is long gone now (either deactivated or unfollowed). But I guess here’s an update:
I’ve since graduated with my degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography, and a minor in Art History. I am currently engaged to a wonderful man whom I met on Omegle of all things. I am living with him in a small apartment in northwest Chicago. We’re getting married in August of 2015. I have two pets. Two adorable hedgehogs that I love dearly. I am working as a nanny for a paycheck, but I’m trying to get involved with a nonprofit that is working on creating an app to give people walking tours of the public art throughout the city. I am NOT a wedding photographer like I said I would be. If anything, I would like to call myself a documentary-style photographer. I still love photographing people, but not in a Pinterest-y way like I originally loved to do.
I think I’m going to start this blog back up. After stalking myself all night, I realized that I missed being fearless while photographing. Any thoughts, ideas, or anything that came to me, I wrote down and posted. I can’t even imagine myself doing that now. I think my schooling taught me to overthink and be overly critical of my work. But I hope that by relaunching this, I can bring myself back out of my shell. Even if I don’t get responses from this, I can at least have my thoughts out and in a slightly more tangible form.
What was it that I used to say? Love and Rockets?