I'm about as anti-gun as they come... I lost my mom to a gun. It's just the way I'm hard wired, I guess.
But I just got a call to document, photographically, an historic site in New Orleans in a pretty bad part of town. The house is to be demolished, and NOLA has all old structures photographically archived before being demolished. It's going be several hours of work with some of my more expensive camera gear in the lower 9th ward and all of a sudden I feel the need to be armed... I wonder if I should just write the cost of a security guard into my quote?
How do you guys that work in these areas handle similar situations? Do you hire security? Are you packing? (I don't want to).
I'm wouldn't normally be scared for my safety in just about any place, but the addition of all this very visible and large camera gear changes the dynamic a bit.