Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PH622: Decisive Moment

The decisive moment is a moment where the moon and the stars align and everything comes together to give you that perfect shot. One photographer that best made use of the decisive moment was Henri Cartier Bresson. He created a book of over 400 images of decisive shots. According to him "There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment". My decisive moment was on November 16 at the Bank of America on Sacramento and Davis in the Financial District. While a sit in was going on inside the bank and a stand off was taking place outside a little girl was holding a sign up in favor of the protestors.

Monday, October 31, 2011

PH622 Detail Shot

        On October 25 leaders of the Occupy Oakland movement called for a solidarity rally to help bring light to the raid the night before and the police brutality that took place. The rally soon turned into a march that shut down parts of the city. During the march little tiffs between the police and protestors broke out. Police denied the use of tear gas and rubber bullets. But here is an image of a young woman who was just hit by a rubber bullet. Later on in the day the protest turned into a riot after police fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash grenades into innocent unarmed peaceful protestors.