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Wall of Porn

Baker Street

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  • Stef 10y

    This is the finest collection of tart cards I've seen for a long time.

    Just spent the day walking from Oxford Circus over to the East End. Saw many things and places including Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, The London Hospital and Aldgate. I photographed none of it - it just didn't seem right. Wretched, wretched times ...
  • Stef 10y

    Spot on. Joe Public is a 'soft' target and not protected by barricades or security, whether a bomber is a suicide case or not is 100% irrelevant.

    Not that the newspapers seem to think so.

    Agree about putting the pictures up. I'll be in Kings Cross again on Sunday and might take a few then. Things like this should be recorded. The tricky part is not being ghoulish or exploitative.

    Not that the newspapers seem to think so.

    I too will not do anything different. It's the right way to respond. Somebody should remind the government of that fact

    Not that the newspapers seem to think so.
  • Stef 10y

    I actually had to deal with those thoughts years ago when the Marchioness went down in the Thames. Walking home drunk from a mate's one night, I actually saw people being dragged out of the River by Blackfriars Bridge. The boat had only just gone down. I went to see if I could help but there were enough people on hand. Then I thought 'Mmmmm, my camera gear is at home less than three minutes from here and Fleet Street is only 5 minutes from here. Why not?'

    I bailed.

    Well, at least I found out that I couldn't muster the necessary distance relatively early on in life. The really annoying thing is that it was late at night and no other photographers turned up until it was all over. I had my chance to capture unique images and I choked.

    I also missed an opportunity to grab some shots of Roberto Calvi hanging from Blackfriars Bridge a few years before that

    I tell you, a lot goes on underneath that bridge
  • Stef 10y

    nah, it's not me, that's for sure
  • Pat Cadigan PRO 10y

    I think that sometimes there is a need to bear witness in a lasting way--i.e., via photographs.
  • Stef 10y

    Yes, I think people should and they have the means to do so now.

    That's one of the interesting aspects of the rise of digital photography.

    A lot more people are taking a lot more pictures. Gone are the days of one roll of film being good enough for one Christmas, one holiday, one birthday, then off to the chemists.

    The downside is that there's a lot more to wade through and there's a lot more thoughtless and intrusive photography going on.
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