Posts tagged with Cameraphobia

Revolting Aussie photographers?

Rally for Concerned Photographers is a protest by Australian photographers in Sydney this Sunday. Nick Rains explains the big deal: It’s about it being a criminal offence to sell a photo you have taken of all sorts of places like Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Bondi Beach, any National Park and so on. Even […]

Small protests

I was just going to post a link to yet another example of the Keystone cops, oops British police, pouncing on another suspected terrorist reconnaissance mission – a Guardian reporter taking photos of the Gherkin building in the City of London: When I arrived at the Gherkin at 11am yesterday I was stopped by a […]

In the street today

Recently in Rome I used my tripod almost everywhere, not inside museums though, and never had a single hint of a problem. But from my Tripodophobia posts you’ll see I’ve had a number of clashes in London with “security guards” who think they can obstruct or prevent people taking pictures, especially if they have a […]

Suspicious behaviour

This story is worth reading all the way through: A London underground station was evacuated and part of a main east-west line closed in a security alert on Thursday, three weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people on the transport network, police said. (Reuters) This Reuters story was written while the police were detaining me […]

Giving my permission

This is getting ridiculous – this afternoon I was asked to give written permission after I was filmed eating. I was in central London and had sat down to review the images I’d just taken of a performance by these Japanese musicians, Okinawa Eisa. Two English women in kimonos were offering noodles – they were […]

Thoughts on dealing with security guards

This site’s semi-official title is “nutter behind the camera”. Here’s why…. In today’s Amateur Photographer a letter told how a Birmingham security guard stopped the letter-writer photographing on suspicion of being a terrorist. Having also been smeared as a potential terrorist, when I had my camera on a tripod near the London Eye, I’d like […]

Give a man a uniform

London’s new City Hall is one of the city’s more photogenic recent developments. If you don’t know it, the Norman Foster-designed building stands alone on the riverside and is surrounded by an open paved space laid out in swirls echoing the building’s strange shape. The area is completely open to the public. Early Sunday morning […]