Monday, August 16, 2010

One Of The Risks Of Appearing In Public...

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Kiss Cam

...according to one of my photography heroes, Diane Arbus, is the likelihood of being photographed. They do this Kiss Cam thing on the scoreboard of Busch Stadium during every Cardinals game. TV cameramen roam the stands, looking for couples to ambush, throwing them up on the giant screen and pressuring them to have a smooch. The crowd thinks it's cute or funny. But what if you don't want to be put on display before the masses? What if you are sitting next to your sibling or your best friend's spouse? What if the person in the next seat is someone you shouldn't be out with, at least in someone's opinion?

Too bad. There is no privacy if you appear in public in this electronically-packaged age.
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12 comments:

LD said...

Yeah that's pretty presumptuous! Although they seem to have it right with these two lovebirds. Diane Arbus is probably my favorite photographer of all time. Saw her show a few years ago at San Francisco MOMA

Paula said...

I'm reminded of the cameras used to catch speeders. Those always arrive in the mail in an innocuous envelope - or so I'm told.

cieldequimper said...

Thank goodness for our privacy laws.

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment tres americain ;o)) faut oser quand même

VP said...

Not a bad idea, most of the times it would be fun. With your caveat...

brattcat said...

A whole new twist on Big Brother Is Watching.

Jilly said...

Presumably people are used to seeing others being caught out and in fact hope they'll get their 15 seconds of fame.

Rob said...

voyeurism at it's finest, brought to you live 24 - 7.

Paula said...

You might be interested in this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/16/aerial-surveillance-used_n_682862.html

Birdman said...

Yuk! Tongue! Go Red Sox!

Virginia said...

Well at my age, if I am lucky enough to have someone I'd like to kiss.....well bring it on! HA

T. Becque said...

I certainly hope they know each other because that looks to be some kiss!