September 02, 2004

Photographers: Watch What You Do

Somewhat late, but read Mykeru's letter to Tom Ridge after he*

was warned to "be careful" while taking some photographs of bumblebees alighting on the flowers in front of a federal building. As this occurred in the District of Columbia my proximity to a federal building is not all that surprising as the only place to take photographs not in proximity to a federal building in the District would be, for example, standing on the pitcher's mound on one of the baseball diamonds adjoining the tidal basin. And even then, some smart-assed paranoid could claim I was casing potential shipping traffic, should there ever be any, on the Potomac.

Mykeru reminds me of Ian Spiers' powerful Artist's Statement, which I linked before. For a while bandwidth issues forced Spiers to remove the pictures from his site, but now they're back up.

*I'm guessing that "Mykeru" is "Michael" pronounced with a Japanese accent, hence the assumption of gender.

Posted by Matt Weiner at September 2, 2004 05:17 PM

He is definitely a *he*...

I have vague memories of him writing somewhere that his wife was Asian so I presume the "Mykeru" is a private/family joke.

Posted by: Matt McGrattan at September 3, 2004 11:01 AM