Shooting in public

Here’s a provocative short video on how New York City street photographer Philip-Locra diCorcia shot a series of head shots. I found the video on The Stobist blog site. (Highly recommended.)

A couple of things he said I thought were especially interesting. First he shot thousands of frames to get the 17 shots he ended up exhibiting.

He never asked for permission nor did he pay anyone. He was sued once and the case went through a series of appeals before he won.

Why did he win? There is no presumption of privacy when you’re out in public. You might not like this but that’s how it is. If that wasn’t true, then all of the surveillance cameras in variety stores and hanging off street lights would have to come down. And where would we be without our security 🙂

Interesting video.


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