Has the world lost it's way?
Why is everyone so offended by photography?
You see, I can't begin to close the questioning!
Another commenter on my pictures said "I agree with Isobel, taking photo's for your own use is fine, but publishing them on a social media platform is a different matter altogether. I know you say you would remove them if requested, but how would people know they are there . . . and if you've already put them on facebook or wherever, it's too late . . other people would have seen them." (Lin).
Lin makes a strong point in favour of not sharing the pictures on Social Media, although I feel that it is pretty much the only window to the world for a photographers work these days. Traditionally, we'd use exhibitions. gallery spaces and printed books to show the work but nowadays, the work needs to have some kind of presence online before being seen in a show. It's not the same in all cases but still, what other options are there?
Lucy said "If only people understood the "no permission is required" thing in street photography".
Lucy is right, the law states that we can make the picture if we're in public and the law believes that if you're out in public, how can you expect privacy?
In Britain, we're allowed the right to expect a certain amount of privacy, like if we're in our own homes. You would think that we're safe from prying lenses. Luckily we are and technically, if I stood on the street and pointed my lens in to your living room, I'd be legally in the right place but disrespectfully breaking your rights to privacy.
The law is not straight forward. I'm a firm believer that as long as you have the right intentions and are respectful to those within your frames, make work that doesn't humiliate others, then surely there shouldn't be any objections, or strong ones anyway.