Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photographer James Mignogna

These past few months, I've been privileged to have the chance to work at the International Center of Photography as a teaching assistant. I'm surrounded by students, teachers, and other faculty that love photography just as much as I do!

One of the people I've met while working there (and am happy to now call my friend) is photographer James Mignogna.  Last week when he was packing up to leave after his shift, he showed me an image that he had just recently printed ... I fell in love with it! James being the nice guy that he is, gave me a copy, and I thought I would share it with all of you.

I asked James to tell me the story behind this image...
"As far as the story goes it was on 11/15 the day after the big evection. Cops were standing in the otherwise empty park so all the people coming back to the park flooded the sidewalk. When these people saw each other... It was kinda crazy because they almost ran at each other, the crowd just seemed to give way for them which was crazy because I could barely move without squeezing and gently shoving my way through. Fortunately I saw it going down and saw where they would meet and went for that space, but really it was just dumb luck that I was in the right place to do so.
Honestly if I saw it in a movie I would have thought "that's nice but it would never happen like that in the real world.
I guess it's like the saying goes about truth and fiction."