06 March 2011


RE this video DOCUMENTED incident of mine from THURSDAY 3rd MAR 2011


some knobhead over on a discussion thread I started



QUOTE digitalspy forum member skp20040;48534586 ....

"Exactly, what does it mean, are you really interested in old speakers or was it to see the reaction ?

Speakers are located usually up high , it would look odd to see a lone person filiming fixtures at height in a station for no reason and without prior consent.

Also if old speakers were a passion of yours I would have expected to see mention in at least one of your posts on the forum, having checked there isnt one ?"
...... end his QUOTE


..... as I've already stated. I was photographing public speakers for a new creative idea that came to me just the night before and that I'm very excited about.

Up till then I'd had a lovely day walking and photographing other speakers systems in the steet all the way from Hackney to Kings Cross.

I'd already taken very overt pics INSIDE ANGEL TUBE, of their flush ceiling mounted speakers WITH ZERO INTERFERENCE.

I was having a lovely and productive and fulfilling day.

I had NO preconceived idea to get into confrontation. I also did not want my enjoyable day taking photos unnecessarily interrupted.

There is simply NO excuse for the CSO's absurd pettiness.

Initially I even ignored them. I heard them behind me saying "hello" "excuse me" and I smiled and carried on photographing the old public street located loudspeakers.

Then I heard them ask something like: do I work for National Rail or whatever it's called? I replied "No" and I carried on photographing. Why wouldn't why? I wasn't do anything wrong?

And THEN they insisted on stopping me, and it was at that moment I had the foresight to turn the video on and document most of the ongoing situation.

Immediately afterwards I walked directly in ST Pancras international station just over the road and continued with my photography uninterrupted. I also then walked to Warren st tube and was not interrupted while overtly photographing ALL their street located speakers.

THEN i walked around inside a big shop, PC world, and overtly took loads more fab pics for my project, with nobody disruputing me. AND DO YOU KNOW WHY NOBODY STOPPED ME? BECAUSE IT"S THE SODDING 21ST CENTURY plus I'M NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG.

It's also kind of ironic. As people go on and on about getting away from our screens and going outdoors.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I ENJOY DOING BOTH. LOTS. So just let me get on with it please. No petty nonsense thank you very much.

plus as I've also already stated: MY PARENTS BROUGHT ME UP TO QUESTION EVERYTHING :)

Meanwhile, on the general topic of privatised public space and our COMMONS etc .... you might be interested in my opinion piece from last Sunday, 27 Feb, in free local the Hackney Citizen. I'm dead pleased with it.