Stock Exchange in New York

Stock Exchange in New York photographed Straight Up by Cameron R Neilson

The Occupy Wall Street movement fascinates me. On my way to Wall Street to see the Stock Exchange (technically on Broad Street), a few protestors heckled me for having a tripod saying “You can’t make a photo here, you can’t make a photo there, you’re gonna get arrested…” boo hoo hoo etc. Seriously, OWS heckled me, not the police! Maybe it’s their attempt to draw attention away from themselves–oh wait that is the point isn’t it (it’s never them). Anyway, I went about my business, photographing Straight Up, to a space, a subject we all own, and something greater than the surrounding buildings and politics of the day–even those found on Wall Street.

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