Sitting, Standing, Riding
This clip is from the very first interview on my very first day in the Big Apple. Riding into Manhattan is a very big rush. Especially when you are carrying your camera in one hand and trying not to get killed while riding with the other. Believe me, it would be the first fatality in Manhattan, so you just try to keep it between the lines and get good shots. When we came to a stop Squid said he had about 15 minutes. So we knocked out a real quick interview.
That was a picture of Squid sitting. As a messenger you may not sit around all day, but there are days that involve a lot of standing around too. Especially when you are at Tony’s Coffee on Broadway. Tony is not in the picture here, but he plays a big role in the film. Barista’s and messengers. You won’t want to miss that section of the film.
And just so you don’t think the film is nothing but interview’s on park benches and standing around drinking coffee, here is a clip from some riding. I had to film and ride, but it turned out awesome. What I want to say about this still is the guy in the background standing in the middle of the street waiting on the bus. You would be surprised at how many people step out in front of you to look for where the bus is. I just want to scream at them, “The times are posted on the stop when the bus comes! Just wait a minute and stay out of the street!” But I don’t. I usually just smile and let them know the bus broke down a few blocks away.
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