This suite of images was created on August 25, 2015 at Perform Chinatown 2015: Rush-Hour, the sixth edition of LA’s performance art gathering.
Circulate the attending crowd and appear to function as an event photographer From this position, engage crowd members to photograph them. Standard language will be used to request permission to take photos of the attendees… “mind if I take a photo?” or “can I get a two shot?” (when asking two people to pose for and image) etc.
When photographing, I will lower the camera and photograph the attendees shoes or lower body making sure NOT to include the face of person(s). Will then thank the person and disengage. If questioned why or requested to make a standard ego/face based image, I will not placate their request and will verbally evade the requester’s desire. I will not, on any level, flatter the ego of the attendee by photographing their face. I refer to images to be generated as Ego Shift Images, ESI’s.