"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

on the way home from shooting furniture

Bob Greenspan is a commercial photographer based in KC. He did a photojournalistic stint at the Kansas City Star years ago, but now he shoots products and buildings. He was on his way home from his midtown studio last night (having just shot some furniture for a client) when the explosion at JJ's Restaurant took place. Apparently, his car windows were rolled up, and he had music playing, so he didn't hear the blast. He just saw the sudden massive plume of smoke and then the flames. Bob pulled over, got out of his car and grabbed the Canon he had in his trunk. His photojournalistic instincts kicked in, and he started shooting even before any sirens sounded. Of all the pictures I've seen of the horrific scenes from last night, Greenspan's are among the most powerful.

On his Facebook page, he wrote: “It was a very surreal scene, with victims wandering out like zombies — obviously in shock.”

Still hard for me to believe this took place just a few blocks from my home.

1 comment:

Shane said...

OMG! I hope that all the people in there are okay... It's not easy to witness like this kind of situation.