Last month a world-wide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was:-
“Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?”
The survey was a huge failure because of the following:
In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what “honest” meant.
In Western Europe they didn’t know what “shortage” meant.
In Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant.
In China they didn’t know what “opinion” meant.
In the Middle East they didn’t know what “solution” meant.
In South America they didn’t know what “please” meant.
In the US they didn’t know what “the rest of the world” meant.
In Australia they hung up because they couldn’t understand the Indian accent.
Well its been poking about on the weekday mornings about 8am, no surprises for whos got a A380 now… but checkout the first class!
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Gerry’s photos from the street shooting exercise on September 13, 2009. Newtown, Sydney.
Newtown, some of the most colourful characters pass thru and live here – here we took a few hours out of a Sunday morning to set up shop to take some images of the people passing along the street in Newtown. Response varied from complete enthusiasm to abuse :)
This is a concept that has been done before, most notably and recently by a US photographer who set a white background on a street side and requested if perople would like their portrait taken. It was simple enough, setup the position, no background or anything fancy, just a flash and ask passing people if they would like their image taken, with the option of having it emailed to them! Given that Newtown is a common place for all sorts of people to hassle you on the street from everything from a spare dollar to signing up that new phone contract, it was not surprise it was hard to get peoples attention. However once we had a good flow of people, others become curious and interested. It was really great to see the different faces of the area and very interesting to how many visitors to the area there are on a weekend.
Hopefully we will do this again in a few years and see what the differences are like..