Monday, August 3, 2009

Held Hostage

One of my clients recently finished work on a bank building and wants me to photograph it. So today he took me inside the bank and began showing me around, walking into the conference room and employee lounge. He didn't seem to notice that the tellers were all looking strangely at us and that no one had the faintest idea of who he was. Finally I edged us over to the nearest bank employee and explained who we were.

We left the bank and were looking at the exterior when the bank manager came out and was soon surrounded by hordes of police officers. I overheard one of them telling her that, because of the silent alarm, no one could enter or leave the building until they were sure there were no hostages being held. My client, noticing the police, went on to tell me that because it was a bank there were certain security issues restricting what we could and could not photograph - all the while COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS to the fact that he had just caused the bank to go into lockdown. It should be interesting to see how the photo shoot goes next week.

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