Bystanders using phones to photograph Supercars on Regent Street. Photo © Pete Maclaine.
Photography has been a hobby or a job for someone since 1827. Now the photographer is not only viewed as
suspicious but encouraging perceived anti-social behaviour.
This time the apparent anti-social behavior takes the form of car enthusiasts who like to show off their
‘Supercars’ in and around London, with Knightsbridge being a major attraction. (more…)
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May 10, 2017 2 Comments
Metropolitan Police at Paris Attack Candlelit Vigil. London. © Pete Maclaine.
I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist (PHNAT) is seriously concerned by reports that Police Scotland intends to “seize phones if officers are filmed whilst on duty”,
according to the Daily Record.
PHNAT is worried by the apparent conflation of the lawful act of recording police officers with an unrelated offence of obstruction, which can be committed whether using a cameraphone or not.
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November 19, 2015 1 Comment
Image © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
PHNAT are disturbed by the Metropolitan Police’s reaction to a
press release from Jason Knauf, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Communications Secretary.
Kensington Palace has focused on the alleged harassment and surveillance of Prince George and Princess Charlotte by ‘paparazzi photographers,’ a sweeping generalisation of photographers often used by the Royals.