I call this photo, Welcome to NYC! I was with Penny and Tim and Abbey in Times Square, May, 2004. We were in New York screening Weyburn: An Archaeology of Madness at a festival. We went into the Bluefin and got a great table looking out onto Times Square. It was worth the very expensive drinks and snacks we had. I knew the NYPD cop saw me taking his picture. But it wasn’t until I looked at the photo later that I realized he was staring right at me and had his hand on his gun. Is that how they treat all tourists or just the ones with long hair or those with brown skin? I’m hoping the Black Lives Matter movement will reform the cops in NYC and beyond.
Another shot from the Bluefin. This one has turned out to be quite popular and is hanging in a few peoples homes including mine.