Posts Tagged 'crime scene photos'

Cool Photography Round-Up

Photo by Penelope Umbrico

• Universal remotes aren’t inherently interesting, but I find New York photographer Penelope Umbrico’s collection oddly appealing anyway. [Penelope Umbrico]

• Do we gain anything by seeing crime scene photos? Public’s right to know vs. victims’ right to privacy. There are no easy answers. [CNN]

• Robert Caplin started The Photo Brigade to showcase and connect a vast network of photographers who blog and use social media. Caplin explains the submission process: “The best way to be chosen is to have a blog, as our mission is to encourage blogging. In your blog post we’d like to see a number of strong images with a well written explanation about the photography.” [Resolve/LiveBooks]

• Everyone’s taking photos of their food nowadays. “Evidently aware of the trend, manufacturers like Nikon, Olympus, Sony and Fuji have within the last two years released cameras with special ‘food’ or ‘cuisine’ modes.” [New York Times]

• What recession? Take photos for the City of New York  as a full-time staffer. The job is being filled for the first time since 1991 and it pays $37,519. [NY Daily News]

Photographer Jumps Fence, Snaps Crime Scene

Photo by Nick Stern

Everyone is outraged over the Jaycee Dugard case and rightly so. It’s hard to fathom a more awful or bizarre scenario, and it’s been said it’s one of the worst kidnapping cases in American criminal history. Predictably, there has been much media interest. The New York Times reports today that freelance photographer Nick Stern jumped the fence of alleged maniac Phillip Garrido’s property on Friday, and, while trespassing, shot more than 40 photographs of the squalor the woman and her daughters lived in. The photos appeared in the Times of London and the New York Post, among other places.

While the article quotes a sheriff’s office spokesperson as being not too happy about the photos (which is odd since a quick perusal of the web shows a few different media outlets or agencies have had access), the paper had this to say about Stern:

Mr. Stern, a freelance photographer based in Los Angeles, said he had not seen any police officers and did not consider the lot — which was surrounded by a fence and dotted with trees — a crime scene.

I guess you have to admire the gumption of Stern, who saw a golden opportunity and seized it.

Article via New York Times

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