Picketing of Jerusalem Cafe

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.

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Photo Show Put Off One Week

Downtown KC at Sunset, November '10

Photo is from something I was gathering a week or two back in some work detailing the Kauffman Center construction.

Due to someone’s scheduling foul-up the photo show I’ve been posting about is put back to Friday, December 10 instead of this coming Friday. So, don’t come this Friday. (facebook)

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Commercial Work at the Nelson

Earlier in November I worked on a commercial photo shoot at dusk at the Nelson Atkins Museum for some produced shots featuring the Bloch Building addition at the Nelson Atkins Museum for tourism uses.

REMINDER – Gallery show of my photography at The Hook Gallery in Westport this coming Friday evening has been moved to Friday December 10 due to a scheduling foul-up. See the Facebook and Yelp pages listed for the event. Don’t go this Friday.

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Working Hard on the Kauffman Center

Kauffman Center Under Construction

Monday afternoon I was scouting good angles for some shots of the front of the Kauffman Center. I took this telephoto close-up shot around 4:15 in the afternoon (Mon. Nov. 29, 2010), but the light was so bland and uninteresting I figured the only thing I’ll be doing with the shots I did take will be some abstract black/whites, and I’ll go back around the dusk civil twilight hour again for better lighting of where I’m thinking of shooting next.

In this photo we of course have one of the members of the construction crew at the Kauffman Center, seen zoomed in at a focal length of 400 mm as I stood quite a bit away across 17th. I also cropped in tight quite a bit even after the zooming in with the lens, made possible with the very high resolution of my Canon 5D Mark II I was fortunate to acquire back in September.

REMINDER! Gallery show of my photography at The Hook Gallery in Westport this coming Friday evening. See the Facebook and Yelp pages listed for the event.

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Kauffman Center at Sunset

Sunday night on top of the City Hall garage with the Kauffman Center.

The caption is right. That’s how I live life.

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