humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’m a traffic cop. It’s a job. Somebody’s got to do it. I don’t even represent myself when I’m working. If I was representing myself, I’d let everyone off with a warning. I represent a system. Did I design the system? No. I just enforce it. It’s not for me to decide the system. We elect the people who decide the system. When I write a ticket, everyone tells me a reason that they don’t deserve it. If I gave a warning to everyone with a reason, I wouldn’t give any tickets, and the system wouldn’t work. I don’t get any joy by giving a ticket. And I’m not upset if you beat it in court. It’s not personal. It’s my job."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m a traffic cop. It’s a job. Somebody’s got to do it. I don’t even represent myself when I’m working. If I was representing myself, I’d let everyone off with a warning. I represent a system. Did I design the system? No. I just enforce it. It’s not for me to decide the system. We elect the people who decide the system. When I write a ticket, everyone tells me a reason that they don’t deserve it. If I gave a warning to everyone with a reason, I wouldn’t give any tickets, and the system wouldn’t work. I don’t get any joy by giving a ticket. And I’m not upset if you beat it in court. It’s not personal. It’s my job."

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shiorikawamoto:

「堕落部屋」daraku room

160pフルカラー/B5変型/定価:本体1,900円(税別)/グラフィック社

マニアック、オタク属性の女子の部屋とポートレイトをセットにした写真集。

仕事でお世話になっている、私の周りのアイドル達が、
かつて住んでいた寮の荒れた状態を「堕落部屋」と呼んでおり、
その子達は、たまたまオタク属性の女の子だった。
そのうちの一人の部屋を映像で見る機会があり、
その部屋の様子に驚いた。
(アニメや漫画のキャラでデコレーションされたオタ部屋)
その彼女たちとの出会いが、ひとつのきっかけとなる。

私の主な被写体は「人物」と「風景」。
「女子」と「部屋」=「人物」と「風景」
と、捉え、撮影に臨んだ。

上記の理由から当初は部屋と人物を完全に別個にする予定でいたが、
部屋と一緒に撮影して欲しいという女の子のリクエストがあり、
部屋の中に人物を配置した写真も含めた。
結果、その女の子の部屋であるというちょっとした証拠写真ともなった。

「部屋」とは、「巣」みたいなものなのだが、
動物や昆虫はその生態によって、様々な形態の巣を形成する。
なので、人も個々の生態によって、様々な部屋を形成してるのだろう。

帰巣本能という習性があるが、自分の部屋を居心地のよい空間に仕上げ、
外で一日を過ごしたら、つかれたカラダを癒すため、部屋に戻る・・・
気に入らない部屋には帰りたくないですから、私は。
いや、しかし、お気に入りが過ぎると、ずっと引き篭もってしまうかもしれないですね。

humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"It was amazing to me how actors like Denzel Washington could reach out and affect people, even in The Gambia where I lived. So I decided I had to be an actor. My father prayed for me for 5 minutes on the runway. He was holding onto my hand and praying over and over, and I could see everyone watching from the windows of the plane. It was a little embarrassing but he would not let go. Finally he told me: ‘Now go to America. But do not forget where you came from.’ I first flew to Oklahoma, because I knew other Gambians there, but I was running out of money, and I was eating nothing but noodles, and one day it got so bad that my nose started bleeding. And I said to myself: ‘How am I going to be an actor in Oklahoma? If I’m going to be hungry, I’m going to be hungry in New York.’ So I borrowed money for a Greyhound bus, and I rode for two days on that bus. And for the whole ride, I had nothing but water."

humansofnewyork:

"It was amazing to me how actors like Denzel Washington could reach out and affect people, even in The Gambia where I lived. So I decided I had to be an actor. My father prayed for me for 5 minutes on the runway. He was holding onto my hand and praying over and over, and I could see everyone watching from the windows of the plane. It was a little embarrassing but he would not let go. Finally he told me: ‘Now go to America. But do not forget where you came from.’ I first flew to Oklahoma, because I knew other Gambians there, but I was running out of money, and I was eating nothing but noodles, and one day it got so bad that my nose started bleeding. And I said to myself: ‘How am I going to be an actor in Oklahoma? If I’m going to be hungry, I’m going to be hungry in New York.’ So I borrowed money for a Greyhound bus, and I rode for two days on that bus. And for the whole ride, I had nothing but water."