We met up on Courtland Street near the World Trade Center but the first group to arrive were chased off by the police so we regrouped around the block. I thought this was strange behaviour until I realised we standing in Occupy Wall Street territory and a few hundred people with cameras might have seemed like “trouble”.
We slowly made our way down Broadway. Trey would stop, setup his tripod and teach. I find it incredible how much he is able to do for the community of photographers. I assume he must have been tired after hopping off a plane from New Zealand but he never showed it. He remained patient and gracious. We stopped for a bit in Bowling Green before finally making it to the waterfront at Battery Park.
I hung out and chatted with photographers from New York and New Jersey. I discovered some of them, like Daryl Meek lived less than ten miles from my home and made some new contacts. Later in the evening, a small group of us snuck away to Ulysses’ on Peal Street for some food and drink with Trey. I didn’t get the chance to talk to Trey directly — the group was just too large — but I had a great time.