you forgot to mention
these are people he has/had been photographing for 10-15 years
or maybe longer ... they weren't strangers but good friends
... and with an 8x10 camera so there is no sneaking possible.
... plus he was most often in the nude himself, so where would he hide a camera?
i knew he did this for a long time, but i wasn't quite sure how long it was ...
and it is kind of strange how people equate his work with being a peeping tom
or a voyeur when he was considered almost part of the families he photographed ...
but then again i know of someone in the boston area who was a photographer
and photographed her child, and brought her film to a lab for process only ...
the lab worker saw the negatives, made contact prints and called the police on her ...
this is kind of out there for a lab worker, seeing i know others who worked at the same lab
who used to print and process "pērn" for people who dropped it off.
What do people think about the ethics of Sally Manns photographs?
this wasn't in a bathtub or an infant though, but a child at the beach
i never saw the photos, only heard about them ..
at the time this happened ( mid 1990s ) there was a huge uproar about this ...
dcyf threatened to take the kid from the parents ( from what i remember )
and the woman who was a well known and respected photographer ended up on
national tv shows and eventually got a degree in law ( from harvard ? ).
and the lab, which was a well known pro-lab was in the public eye regarding privacy &c.
i am friends of mutual friends and don't really remember what happened
after the dust settled ..