In a ridiculous example of some people’s bizarre views about cameras being pointed at them in public, a Manchester “alderman”, Pat Long confronts independent newsman Dave Ridley:
Perhaps Pat does not understand that the photons captured by the camera’s sensor are not being forced there. Photography is a passive act, by nature. In public, there is no prohibition on it, nor should there be. Certainly, as a politician, Pat should understand that its his job to be accountable to the public, including independent media. Average people in public aren’t as interesting to record, in my opinion, but folks should still understand that cameras are everywhere – in stores, on the streets, and in peoples’ hands. Getting upset and making a scene – just makes that person all-of-a-sudden very interesting to record.