Osama Bin Laden was murdered this week.
When the news broke, Twitter was on fire. I have never seen such a staggering number of people communicating and discussing the same message and topic. We truly lived and were party of history vs. simply sitting idly and hearing from cut and copied news resources.
This is not a surprise to me, of course. But it was very cool/interesting to see a subject be spread so incredibly fast and retain such a high level of activity for so long.
This post will not be any kind of rhetoric or reflection on the subject. I promise.
I began to see news of a massive gathering of people in the city which I am currently residing. For a moment I hesitated — I can’t be certain why, but I immediately threw a fresh battery into my camera and headed to the scene.
The University of Missouri was on fire. Not in a literal sense (if it was, I would have definitely been there without hesitation) but in a humans-driving-around-and-shouting-like-mad-sense.
As a normal person, I am still and will always be blown away by large numbers of people gathering and losing any sort of individuality. Mob psychology is an incredibly interesting subject, and awesome to see in person.
I was lucky enough to photograph some of the madness as well as shoot this video.
The video was shot in extremely low light conditions, with an f1,4 lens and the new Technicolor CineStyle profile.
I doubt this video will set twitter ablaze as well, but I hope you enjoy.