From the personal blog of photojournalist, Ted Soqui, who took the shot that Shep ran through Adobe Illustrator’s LiveTrace and dubbed his own.
An image I photographed of an Occupy LA protester made it on the cover of Time Magazine.
The image was adapted by artist Sheppard Fairey and now represents Time Magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year “The Protester.”
I took the photo at a protest at the Bank of America building in downtown LA.
There was a small group of protesters linking arms and making a human chain around several tents near the front of the building. I made a few wide angle photos, then realized a tight shot was going to be way better. There was only one photo where eye contact was made, and that’s the shot
The woman in the photo camped out at LA City Hall and was arrested during the LAPD raid and spent time in jail.