Monday, June 15, 2009

I am not a terrorist.

How do you like my flying shirt? I like to wear this to the airport. I am not sure if they like it or not, but I've yet to have anyone ask me to turn it inside out. Tee-hee!

Some people have asked me what it means. Well, there are lots of people who throw great big huge hissy fits when professional photographers want to photograph places like, oh, say... train stations or amusement parks. There are whacked out security guards who will try to demand that you hand over your film, memory cards, or even your camera (which is all illegal, and they can kiss my ever round ass.) -- So this shirt is my way of reminding folks that photography is art. It's expression. Are you gonna run up to a sketch artist drawing a beautiful rendition of Grand Central Station and demand his pad and pencil? I doubt it. Buttholes.

I'm currently at the airport in Milwaukee, waiting to hop on a plane to the Mile High City (Denver.) -- I'll be home for 9 days, and it's the first time I felt like the trip home is coming a little sooner than I want it to. With us just having moved into our new place and so much to do at my studio, I feel like I'm skipping out on a bunch of work that I need to get done. But, it'll be awesome to see friends and family. And I brought along my Zumba DVD's, so I'm going to make my Mom do some with me! :)~



Cole Walter Mellon said...

You can probably get away with flying in that now, but I few years ago you might have gotten strip searched because of it.

Cute tho.

Valerie Roberson said...

Good on you! Stick up for those rights-it's the only way they will stick around :)
Have a great trip!

Fat[free]Me said...

Love that t-shirt! Yeah the security guards have chucked me out of places too - grrr!

Oh, and as for airport security, there must be something about me that looks shifty (or the fact that the fat rolls look like I am concealing something under my clothes), but I always get searched - more grrrrs!

EbonyRenee said...

Two questions:

1. How do you like Zumba- my super fit boss is taking a class and likes it, but I wanted to know what you thought of it.

2. What kind of camera do you use. I love photography, and am looking to invest in a SLR in the near future.


Julia Elsner said...

Ok, I seriously LOVE the shirt! Where did you manage to find that? I was doing a time-related sequence shoot for school near the airport last year and was "heckled" by some unfriendly police officers, so I feel your pain.

I have a shirt too:

I wore it while receiving a photography award for a local magazine - people thought it was hilarious!

Mrs. Bradley said...

great shirt... u go girl

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

I love that shirt! I'm an amateur and it drives me crazy when I'm told I can't take pictures places. I'm not planning on bombing the place! Come on!