Maybe others have found this, but when you click on the first link of post #76, I get a warning from google saying the content of the blog may only be suitable for adults and an option to continue or not.
Surely this can't be because it contains a picture with a (barely visible) child in it ??
lets see ...
sitting across from you is a guy with a camera to his face for 5+ minutes
who bothered your parents first ( who scolded him ) ..
and for 5 mins ( which seems like an eternity ) he is staring at you and your kids
was taking photos ...
i am sure it looked like he wouldn't leave them alone.
from the lady and her parents' point of view he hounded them
sorry ming rider, that family's gathering wasn't newsworthy
if it was, it would be a totally different story ...
Just a comment.............I do not like my picture being taken. So when someone points a camera my way I just wag my finger and mouth the word "no". Works just fine. No drama needed.
Can all you people calling yourselves "street photographers" please stop whining every time someone on the street is annoyed by your annoying behaviour? If you seriously find it artistic to invade the privacy of complete strangers, at least have the decency to recognize they might get pissed off, particularly if someone tries repeatedly to get a picture of a child. It astounds me OP was so shocked by the mother's reaction. She doesn't know he isn't a pervert and is actually a street photographer (whatever that is anyway). And that doesn't even matter. Some people just plain don't like having their picture taken for no reason. I'm one of them.
No, a Leica doesn't make you any more legitimate. No, the legalities of the matter don't make your behaviour less creepy. And no, not everyone who objects to the way you make your "art" is mentally ill. OP is lucky all he got was a verbal reaction.
Imagine if Weegee had been respectful of the desires of others to not be photographed.