Some years ago I wrote a blogged a piece entitled “I want to Kick a Nation Photographer” but have u seen photographers recently? They don’t look like sweet breads. Then I was saying maybe I will wait till I see my FB (Face Book) friend photographer Cherie Pitt and try something, when the thing fracas happened with the Police I realized Cherie would probably have given me a run for my money too.
I see now in the news the footage of Rap Star Kanye West attacking a photographer and smashing his camera at an airport and I am again motivated.
My Facebook friend Dawn commented on it, the sentiment was “people spend their lives and do anything to get before cameras and get popular then when they are big they grab photographers and smash the same cameras,
Maybe Peter Boyce falls under that category, back in the 80’s I went out of my way to get in the papers, when I finally got a little write up in the advocate I was so excited I treasured it for weeks. Now sometimes I look in the paper and sometimes curse when seeing articles about me, usually my bad days start with an early phone call saying “u see what is in the paper about u today?”
I would dearly love to smash a camera, is just I feel the photographer would drive some cuffs in my ass and make me pay for it. One of these days when I will meet a small photographer and smash his camera, or wait until I see a lady photographer and “Chris Brown” her camera.
The last picture of me that was taken was outside the NCF where I went to attend a meeting, that picture was taken by Charles Grant who is Cherie’s father. Now Charles is a very serious looking man, I don’t recall ever seeing him smile, I dread what to think would happen to me if I were to grab his camera and smash it into the ground. You would think reading this I have something against the Grants and photographers but I assure u that could not be further from the truth.
Regardless of your feelings for or against media photographers, one must exercise self control less you end up before the law courts being charged like what is happening to Kayne West right now.
So do not Kayne West any photographers to day….. and dont Chris Brown any women either….. I could not resist that