On photography


Victory Flashmob

The terrorists photographers gathered at New Scotland Yard today for a victory flashmob. (Not a protest — those require a permission slip from the authorities these days.) They stood around outside (ironically, just in the shade, where it was difficult to get a nicely lit shot), talking and laughing, and […]


Law In Action: Owning Your Image

In this week’s Law In Action, Joshua Rozenberg looks at an assortment of issues around the law and photography — starting with the issue of interference in citizens’ rights to pursue their hobby of street photography without harassment. The opening sequence is of Rozenberg and Grant Smith (of getting arrested […]


Tough on crime in fantasy land

Conspiracy theorists believe that there is a tall building somewhere in this photograph. I used to work on Cleveland Street in central London. Our next-door-neighbours at “The Tower, 60 Cleveland Street”, were one British Telecom. Their offices were designed for some old fashioned method of telecommunications routing involving microwaves, and […]


Competition time 2

IanVisits notes the irony of the Docklands Light Railway, famous for their absurd private policing of passengers’ photography, launching a photography competition and inviting you to send in photographs taken at their stations, even though their security patrols stop people from taking photographs at their stations. Obviously the scheme was […]