Operation Freakout

Masked protesters rally against the Church of Scientology in Sydney’s Town Hall.                         They handed out flyers re: “Operation Freakout,” defined on Wikipedia as follows: “Operation Freakout, also known as Operation PC Freakout, was a Church of Scientology covert plan intended to have the US author and journalist Paulette Cooper imprisoned or committed …

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Pedestrians unconsciously march in synchronised motion as they bypass a misfortunate soul who has clearly failed to fit into their shoes, while trying his best.

Near Escape Failed

Police were on the scene as a woman narrowly avoided a shot to the head at point-blank range, only to be hit by a nearby Sniper. According to witnesses, The Sniper casually walked away from the scene with no arrest taking place. In an anonymous statement allegedly traced to an IP Address within the NSW Police Department, someone wrote: “officers …

The Mafia Incident

What could have easily been a scene out of Goodfellas was probably my most confrontational experience taking candid photos. The incident took place at an afterwork rooftop bar  in Midtown Manhattan. I had been there previously, with no objection to me photographing. But on this particular evening there stood a prominent figure in the crowd who I intentionally avoided taking photos …

Candid Photos in Public

Q: Isn’t it illegal for you to take someone’s photograph without their knowledge or consent? Not at all. In most westernised countries its perfectly legal, provided that the photograph is taken within the public domain. Applicable laws generally allow you to photograph anyone and anything you can see in public, which even extends to the premises of private property visible …

Bright Eyes

Before digital media became the norm, I carried around a 4×6 photo album just about everywhere I went. In it, 36 of my most prized photographs as a handy response to the FAQ: “what are you taking photos of?” As time went by the selection of photographs evolved with an expanding body of work — with the exception of “Bright …