photography


The Cheese Festival

I love the Durham Township photoblog — all the fabulous atmospheric shallow-focus photos of rural Pensylvania. Especially the ones of the traditional county fairs and farm shows. The kids with candyfloss, prize livestock on display, and old fashioned family entertainment. We have those in England, too: things like the Sturminster […]


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 […]