THE LAGAN WARDEN CHECKS ME OUT [THE SACHA]

Street Photography By William Murphy

THE LAGAN WARDEN CHECKS ME OUT [THE SACHA]

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One difference that I have noticed between Northern Ireland and the Republic is that when I am photographing in NI I am asked why I am taking photographs [my standard answer is “the boss told me”] but in the ROI they ask about my camera … the make … the lens, etc.

For some reason when I visit a location to take photographs I attract two types of unwelcome attention: [1] people who would like to steal my camera. Last year, at this exact location, someone did try to do so. [2] Officials and security guards appear to consider my actives as being suspect but they can never decide exactly why when the confront me. In this instance while they [warden and crew] were initially a great distance away from me I could see through the viewfinder that they had noticed me and as a result had decided to change course in order to investigate.

SORRY FOR THE DELAY