This is a repost of an image I really like. This was a scan, I reworked a bit. It says a lot to me.
When you need to know your future “instantly”, you need to visit the Instant Astrologer, in Harvard Square. I took it in the late 70’s, early 80’s. I spent a lot of time wandering around Boston and Cambridge then.
I was using a Canon F1, I believe. I’m not sure what film I was shooting with but I was always experimenting.
There’s been a lot of “ringing of hands” and “gnashing of teeth” recently regarding censorship, especially Big Tech censorship on the Internet. (By the way it’s called the interNET and the world wide WEB for a reason. ;-) ) Who do you think created it? And for what reasons?
In the past, I worked as a software engineer. Big Tech are just Big Corporations. There’s no magical, mystery. They work on the simple, age old principal, “No Mon, No Fun.” And with the right action, they go out of business just like the little businesses all over the world are today.
Though I don’t always like what I see and read, I’m not an advocate of any kind of censorship except in extreme cases of violence, etc. Without thought, critique of thought and derivative of thought, we, as people, regress. When we were little, our parents simply said, “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you” or “If you don’t like what you’re hearing, change the channel.” But we’re certainly in a different mindset, these days. We have a little “cultural revolution” starting and if not abated …there could be further unpleasantness.;-)
Many people I speak with today say they feel helpless or ineffectual. Why wouldn’t you, if you support your oppressors? There’s no need but you must organize somehow with like-minded individuals to affect the change you want. Though it may be a bit more difficult at this time, “where there’s a will, there’s a way!”
All you need to begin is the most powerful word and a plan for organizing a boycott. Here’s some beginning information. Be patient with it.
I don’t remember what I used to shoot these images, probably a Canon F1 or a Contax 139 film camera. The images are digital scans from prints. I was surprised at the results from my inexpensive Canon scanner. But I did have to spend some time on post.
The West of Ireland is a rugged, natural, beautiful place. But the natives are friendly. ;-)