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Street Photography

Street Photography

Over the years I’ve quite often enjoyed taking photos. Lots of photos. Occasionally I’ve even taken photos of people out and about on the street. Street photography, it’s called. The photo above is something I took yesterday. The woman looks sad. The … Read more …

Melbourne is awesome!

I’ve been here in Melbourne (Australia) for almost 2 months now, and the really surprising thing? I’m loving it. Out of all the places I’ve moved to in my life, around Australian and even across to New Zealand, I have to … Read more …

You have no right to not be photographed in public

I was part of a debate yesterday on Facebook that began with my friend Raam Dev making an update. It was public, so I’m quoting it here:

My walk today took me through a school where I came across a bunch of little kids playing a supervised, but quite spirited game of girls vs boys tug-of-war. They were so excited, screaming and beaming smiles as they pulled. I wasn’t able to resist a huge smile and, as I often do with things that make me smile, I stopped for a moment to take a quick photo with my phone. Then, as I walked away, I was stopped and told that photos are not allowed. “Why?”, I asked. “Privacy concerns.” Sad world. That made me want to give up photography right there and stick to writing. I suddenly felt more grateful for free speech laws.

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