August 2008


Photographer, Terence Eden gets stopped and searched under s44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at Waterloo station, and makes a movie of this ‘security theatre’ whilst it’s happening.Terence Eden gets stopped and searched under s44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at Waterloo station, and makes a movie of this ‘security theatre’ whilst it’s happening.

Eden was not taking photos prior to being searched, and police did not object to him videoing the search, so this incident does not qualify as an incursion into photo rights. However it’w worth viewing for an insight into the sheer pointless banality of these routine and arbitrary searches, backed up nonetheless by the threat of arrest for non-compliance.

http://www.qik.com/video/203590

I have just uploaded a large ‘best edit’ set of pictures of the Glastonbury Festival 2008

The set can be seen on my Flickr Pages at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tash/sets/72157606887128689


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My son Sam, living out in Portugal, has posted a video on YouTube.  It shows something of the event they held, earlier in the summer.

Love the police idea of a warning 🙂 “please go home , you can be here no more”

Everyone one around, just ignored them and carried on.

He must learn to hold the camera still though.  It made me feel a bit giddy.

An outsider’s view of the daily life of a group of hardcore environmental protesters.

Curious about direct political action, and eager to discover the personalities behind the banners, the filmmakers set up home among the trees. They follow a protest against Wales’ LNG pipeline – from unimpressive beginnings to its dramatic end.

Check out this video on Current TV at:

http://current.com/items/89120214_living_with_anarchists

When Murphy the garden gnome disappeared from Eve Stuart-Kelso’s garden in Gloucester, she feared she might never see him again.

But seven months later he was back, complete with a photo album detailing his extraordinary global odyssey. Steve Knibbs reports.

BBC Video clip http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7556244.stm

Photo Galery  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7556182.stm

Gnome in ocean off Thialand

Gnome in ocean off Thailand

E.ON’s replica of the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station has been occupied by one inch tall climate change campaigners. The drama unfolded at the Legoland park in Windsor – sponsored by E.ON – where the Lego Kingsnorth is given pride of place next to Big Ben and Canary Wharf.

The Lego campaigners struck as hundreds of people gather at this year’s Climate Camp to protest the planned new coal plant at Kingsnorth in Kent.

The six campaigners appeared at the top of the construction at around 11am this morning, before unveiling a banner saying STOP CLIMATE CHANGE down the length of the tower. Lego police are in attendance at the foot of the tower, along with a Lego police helicopter.

E.ON proudly announced the construction of Britain’s newest coal-fired station at Legoland in 2006. The German utility giant is Britain’s single biggest greenhouse gas polluter. The company is aiming to have Kingsnorth 2 built by 2012. Despite claims that the new plant will be more efficient, it is estimated that it will emit 8.4 million tonnes of climate changing pollutants every year, compared to the 8.7 million tonnes the existing plant releases annually, and nowhere near the 80% reductions needed to combat global warming.

Neither the campaigners nor the police would comment, because they’re made of Lego and therefore can’t talk.

THE SITUATION:

There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding.
This is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are a photo-journalist working for a major newspaper and you’re caught in the middle of this epic disaster.
You are trying to shoot career-promoting photos.
There is a mass of debris and many people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water.
Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.

THE TEST:

Suddenly, you see a man in the water.
He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris.
You move closer… Somehow, the man looks familiar… You suddenly realise who it is… It’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown!

You notice that the raging waters are about to take him under, forever!

You have two options:

You can save the life of Gordon Brown…

…or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world’s leaders.

THE QUESTION:

Here’s the question and please give an honest answer…

Would you select high contrast colour film or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?