What's Good for the Goose
Post-Script: Is it just me, or does it seem like whatever becomes the latest and greatest technique for expanding state/corporate power simultaneously gets eroded as an individual right? Not only with public photography and the simultaneous rise of perpetual surveillance, but think how flying model aircraft has, in recent years, become synonymous with pseudo-terrorist "drones" in the hands of private citizens; meanwhile state-sponsored warfare can be conducted remotely using the same technology. Or think about a "free press," which more and more has become the right only of some corporate elite media; try getting into a "media event" without an official "press pass."
Maybe it's always been this way; but the dichotomy nowadays is striking, to those of us paying some attention.
And, in case you were wondering, I'm a very cautious and timid street photographer, hence why many of my images are devoid of the public persona; and why I had printed a self-published photo book called "Implied Presence," street photography minus the people. I probably wouldn't be the guy photographing private spaces from the public right-of-way, either.
Photos via Lumix G5. Typecast via Olivetti Lettera 22.
Bonus Image: One of the few I've made with the overt human presence. It was easy for me, being as how the subject was asleep.