Flickr 888, made me pause. It made me think about who I am, my place in the world, and to look at the world at large. After this meditation, I felt drawn towards a photo on world politics and social justice, whilst still being grounded. I was looking for something that would swim against the grain of the Olympics that would remind people that Tibet is still being Occupied and Repressed by the Chinese.
With the camera out and ready, I bumped into a lady wearing a Free Tibet T-shirt. The exact message I was trying to capture. The lady was OK with me taking her photo, I did, and away we went. I get home and upload the shot, thinking nothing more of it. It turns out we both cohabitate a forum. A few hours later, the lady wearing the shirt’s posting on my Flickr stream saying she was wearing the shirt for Flickr 888. How’s that!
I’ll be writing more soon about other actions to keep up with during the games. Head on over to Tim Longhurt’s blog in the mean time. He’s on the ground in Beijing and offering a very interesting perspective on the games.