Known and Unknown (Four Photographs)

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In my view the best kinds of city photography are those where there is some mystery and intimate detail. It’s always nice to have people in your photos. In some places that can pose legal issues e.g. the province of Quebec whose privacy laws are quite strict. Even when it’s okay not everyone wants his or her picture taken. There are many challenges in photography and it’s a pity that the legal challenges are growing.




21 responses

  1. Wonderful photographs


    January 20, 2017 at 1:23 am

  2. I love the last two, with the contrast between the curved and the straight.

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    January 20, 2017 at 3:27 am

  3. Old doors make for great photos and it is getting rough to take a photo. It’s a double edged sword in some ways.

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    January 20, 2017 at 10:09 am

  4. I like the first and last one.


    January 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

  5. Interesting and unique compsition!

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    January 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm

  6. I didn’t know Canada had strict laws like that. Is it to deter paparazzi?

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    January 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

  7. Love the texture in the images, Victor.

    Yes, it’s a pity about some of the laws protecting people’s privacy in some ways, as Street Photography is such a fascinating window into modern culture, but I do appreciate the need to be careful about sharing close-ups of children in particular. Crowd scenes not so much. Buskers or street artists – well they are putting themselves out there performing in public streets so I assume they would probably like the publicity.

    Sometimes I ask if it’s ok to photograph (and share online).

    There is one weekend market here in Melbourne where photography is banned as the stall holders complained that people were ‘copying their unique art and craft work’ 🙂

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    January 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    • I also draw the line at homeless people. I disagree that a photograph at a market copies art, unless it’s a duplicate. Art in location adds something, see my graffiti shots.

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      January 20, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      • I meant that a photographer who bends over the table photographing the trinket/craft/handmade card sort of thing has been banned, because a stall holder saw his/her unique style of craftwork being copied and sold on another market stall OR, someone on the internet sharing a photo of the stall holder’s craft and passing it off as their own work (even entering competitions with a photo of the stolen work and passing it off as their own). Hard for me to imagine, but apparently this…. entering competitions online with a photo of someone else’s work has happened. 🙂


        January 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        • But cameras to do this are in every phone, have they banned phones. A rhetorical question. They changed the rules at concert here, no cameras with detachable lenses. Forgetting bridge cameras with 12x zoom get closer.

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          January 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  8. That last door and the steps that curve away, particularly to the right, are fabulous …

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    January 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

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