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Not Dead!

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Apologies, lordas and ladies, for the tardiness of postings in the last few days. A humble narrator must eat, after all, and a professional obligation kept me busier than usual during the last week but will provide me with some short term cash. An existential crisis is averted, for now, and it seems I won’t need to sleep next to the gentlemen (and his fellows) above, on the cement in a Duane Reade parking lot on 47th street between Broadway and Newtown Road here in Astoria.

I did, however, get to walk around the JFK airport with my camera out just snapping away. Due to the validation provided me by my client, a major corporation and “player”, TSA and Homeland Security allowed a photo shoot (with certain limitations spelled out in advance). A rare thing in these days of Takfir and Terror Warrior is the ability to openly carry a camera around a transportation hub without hassles. Of course, this was a freelance job, and the shots belong to my client, so I can’t show them off.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The farcical kabuki of the security men and their war on photography however, an abrogation of both self expression and logic, is a subject I find myself returning to over and over.

Your humble narrator has several personal connections to the attacks on New York in 2001, including a bunch of firefighters and Port Authority cops who I used to hang around with that didn’t make it out of the towers, and my blood lust and desire for vengeance is hardly satisfied with the destruction and subjugation of merely two foreign nations so don’t think I’m some peacenik hippie, but this subject is the tip of an iceberg- and I can personally take any of you on a tour of the wide open holes that don’t seem to merit any attention (or funding) around Queens.

We need to ditch the “new normal”, and get back to business.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 7, 2010 at 10:49 am

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