photography


How to deliver a petition

[fimg id=5081123343 size=Medium][fimg id=5081123335 size=Medium] First, get 35,000 people to sign your petition, and find a friendly university stationary office who can print that many hundreds of pages. Hurry down Whitehall to hang around outside Downing Street while another petition goes in before you. [fimg id=5081123327] Ensure that you have […]


The Cheese Festival

[fimg id=5076050763] 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. [fimg id=5076050749] We have those in England, too: […]


Victory Flashmob

[fimg id=16688229495] 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 […]


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

[fimg id=2277283637] 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 […]


Competition time 2

[fimg id=2085460864] 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 […]