One of the great things about photographing an event like Occupy Orange County’s march last Saturday (see all my pictures from the day here) is that you’re guaranteed to meet a whole lot of interesting people.
The protesters marched to three different banks in the afternoon, and at every one the banks locked the doors and posted a guard as soon as the marchers arrived1.
At Citibank, the security guard was Charles:
He looked bemused more than anything else, standing there in his blue uniform with matching blue eyes, opening the doors for customers entering and exiting the bank while the protesters chanted outside. After the protesters left, I stayed behind and chatted with him; he smiles a lot, and was friendly as can be. His first comment to me as he opened the door was that if he had a soapbox, he’d ask “How many of them voted?”
While the interiors of most of the banks were extremely dark, this Citibank was decently bright inside, so I was able to get some shots of him through the glass during the protest.
I want to pick just one of these for the final gallery. My question for you, kind reader, is which of these two do you prefer, and why?