Public perception of any person with a camera in their hand whether still or video in and around public landmarks, was forever changed as a result of Sept 11, 2001.
It didn’t help that the paparazzi contributed to Princess Diana’s death.
Sort of ironic, isn’t it?
The hordes of paparazzi through their dogged pursuit of their quarry, contributed to her untimely demise and in the end, they lost a source of income.
Robin Stein bows her head during a memorial service for the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, Friday., Sept. 14, 2001, at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands, California.
Still, if you’re a people watcher like I am, those changes in attitudes shouldn’t dissuade you from pursuing street or candid photography of people. Continue reading Street or Candid Photography in Post-911 World