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A small taste of what it is to be an American photojournalist, after the election of a man (?) who calls the media “Fake News,” “Disgusting,” and an “Enemy of the People.” In this short clip, I’ll take you around Florida (Tampa, The Space Coast, Miami Beach, and to Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago on Palm Beach), and as you’ll see much of the hostility a photographer encounters, while trying to document everyday life in a country where residents’ 1st Amendment rights are being lost. For the sake of balance, I’ve chose to bookend the three and a half-minute video with a pleasantly surprising, “How are you?” and “please take my picture,” reminiscent of an earlier, more civilized time.
Blue Angels w/ May 4, 2019
Since 1999, Fort Lauderdale has hosted the U.S. Armed Forces Air & Sea Show, featuring the world’s most advanced flying machines.
Alternating year-to-year, either the Navy Blue Angels or the Air Force Thunderbirds closed the show.
— photography b/ dave hogerty
Note to Republicans
Washington D.C. to Miami (2016)
Castle Group “Royal” Service
After reporting this incident to Castle Group/Ocean Club manager, Cynthia Preziosi, she called the police, claiming that it was I who was “creating a disturbance,” and “interrupting the concrete restoration crew’s work.”
The same as all four Castle Group managers who’ve been assigned to the Ocean Club since Bill Ricco hired it to “ensure residents follow the rules.”
I am a 22-year Ocean Club resident (owner), and I’ve informed every one, within a week of their installation that I would, as a working photojournalist, be documenting the unnecessary, and environment-killing, Ocean Club construction project, that (wife) Kathy and I were assessed $20,000 to have done.
The project is now two years past its stated deadline, and rather than incurring a penalty, the restoration company is taking (slow) advantage of the Ocean Club board of governors giving it a third (free) extension.