The Independent’s front page story today is a welcome addition to the steady stream of stories about the police stopping photographers.
This particular story hinges around Jeff Over, who was brought from backstage to the interviewee’s chair on Andrew Marr’s show to tell his story. It’s hardly isolated, though: earlier this year BBC News Magazine featured a story on the subect around the same time a Polish tourist was being - wrongly - told he couldn’t photograph Walthamstow Bus Station.
Of course, as do most London-based photographers, I have my own stories of the times I’ve been told to stop. I was much happier snapping King’s Cross on an iPhone because it seemed less likely I’d get stopped.