Oh, the Places Photographers Go!

I think I’ve been watching more videos about photography lately than actually taking pictures. They’re a bit long, but if you have the time, they’re worth a look-see.

Six photographers test their right to shoot in London

Photographers were assigned different areas of the City to photograph. Some used tripods, some went hand held, one set up a 5 x 4.

All were instructed to keep to public land and photograph the area as they would on a normal day. The event aimed to test the policing of public and private space by private security firms and their reaction to photographers.

All six photographers were stopped on at least one occasion. Three encounters led to police action.

I’m always approached by store owners and security guards, but I’ve never had the cops called on me. Not yet, at least. :)

Mini-documentary about urban exploration

Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is about exploring abandoned structures and normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. I’ve done a little bit myself, but nothin’ like these guys with masks, head lamps and gas meters. You can also check out the Urbex group on flickr. I’d be interested in watching episode II.