Photographer or Terrorist?

image © Grant Smith (via

I’m a bit behind the times on this one, but this was reported on (direct link here) back in December.

A well known architectural photographer Grant Smith was taking pictures of a public building in a public place (since when was that illegal?) when he was approached by a (ill informed and aggressive) security guard from a local building.

Having declined to give his details, as is his right, 3 police vehicles turned up after he had been reported for suspected terrorist activity.

A full report on this incident is on ITV here

Surely the next stop from here is to issue permits to photographers giving the police full artistic approval?




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