436 Hold Out.


Going to a wedding this weekend.  I hope there’s no snow.  It’s such a hassle.  I might end up running a camera, which would be fine.  Having equipment sort of sets you apart from the proceedings.  I prefer to observe social events in that capacity.  If you have a camera some of the rules that might normally apply to you suddenly don’t.  You can wander, move around when stuff is happening, and no one really notices.  It’s like people are naturally trained to ignore the camera guy.  This pleases me as it’s as close to having invisibility powers as I’m likely to ever get.  Plus, you don’t have to explain yourself when you have a camera on your person.  Your function is immediately apparent.  It cuts out the first few moments of the repititious conversation you have with random strangers.  You know, even if I don’t get handed a video camera I think I’ll take my old camera.  It looks professional enough, compared to a digital camera, that I could probably get away with pretending I’m a photographer. 

This is actually a lot to go through to avoid talking to people now that I see it written down…