Saturday, 14 October 2017

Pickering War Weekend 2017

Another visit to Pickering War Weekend.

It's like catnip for photographers. It all reminded me slightly of the Whitby Goth Festival, which I went to once and never again, because seeing photographers corralling young women in skimpy costumes and telling them to pose in various ways just seemed a bit creepy, wrong and intrusive. And I saw the same thing happening at Pickering War Weekend. Not just young women (but a statistically significant number of young women..), but photographers asking people to pose in various ways. I saw one group of photographers ganging up on a young woman and were actually hemming her in with a big reflector.

I really don't like asking people to pose. Just observe and shoot.

Not sure I will be going again..