Under a Cemetery Bush

Back from a Christmas-time trip to central Kansas. This was under a bush at the Stafford Kansas cemetery the morning after Christmas. Some of my family members continue on the craziness spiral and some of the towns keep disintegrating in slow, steady ways.

9:45 AM, Sunday Dec. 26, 2010.

Trains at the 12th Street Bridge

Something almost random I took at the 12th Street Bridge in the West Bottoms at sunrise back in October that I never got around to posting. There’s some long-exposure train motion in there which was why I ran over to compose as quickly as I could and try and get a shot.

NO PHOTO SHOW tonight Friday Dec. 10th as had previously been announced. Event cancelled. I could belabor all the moronic things leading up to the cancellation but then it might not seem very professional. SO DON’T SHOW UP!

See ‘ya round.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Construction on the evening of Dec. 1, 2010.

I’ve had a paying client or two here and there request up-to-date images of the Kauffman Center’s current progress, which is why I have so many shots of the grand structure rising as of late, this being yet another. I don’t know about you but I’m in the mood for another good old fashioned protest and march to go photo-journal accompanied with news vans or protestors getting willfully arrested . Eh, eh? Sound good?

A few times before I’ve had a good time making some symmetrical architectural doo-dads with the computer. For this one I used a photo I took a few days ago nearing the evening as workers were putting some touches on the Kauffman Center’s ongoing construction.

Photoshop-imposed symmetrical look upon the city's skyline and its construction.

And the photo it derived from, edited and made B&W for my whims prior to having the idea to do the symmetrical thing above.

Kauffman Center Construction, November 29, 2010.

Picketing Jersusalem Cafe on Saturday, Dec 4, 2010

On Friday I saw word of a picketing over allegations of labor violations at a local restaurant just a short trip away from my apartment in midtown Kansas City. Credit to articles on  Tony’s Kansas City and The Pitch. The Pitch article mentions a civil suit filed against current and former owners of the restaurant over the alleged mistreatment and non-payment to native Guatemalan workers.

On these kinds of issues, we’re dealing with both the livelihood of a local business as well as workers’ civil and labor rights, and I am of course far from being a bona fide journalist. But for the record, I go get shots of events and dissent like this around Kansas City (or anywhere I can, for that matter) because it’s interesting to me and informative of what’s going on.