#05 Privacy, Intimacy, and the Law

“I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do—that was one of my favorite things about it; and when I first did it I felt very perverse.” —Diane Arbus

 (Road Trip, 1984) A friend and I drove along Route 128 outside of Boston, and we pulled along side interesting cars and I shot a picture when the driver looked over. We amused ourselves doing this and I ended up with a number of kinda cool images. Dangerous? Creepy? Perhaps. But mostly legal, the drivers being in the open and all. Still, i felt weird enough about it that i waited 30-odd years before I ever showed them.

(Road Trip, 1984) A friend and I drove along Route 128 outside of Boston, and we pulled along side interesting cars and I shot a picture when the driver looked over. We amused ourselves doing this and I ended up with a number of kinda cool images. Dangerous? Creepy? Perhaps. But mostly legal, the drivers being in the open and all. Still, i felt weird enough about it that i waited 30-odd years before I ever showed them.

·       “Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
— Diane Arbus


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