Replying to comment by Eric Bechtold on Aftermath: Reactions By Strangers After Being Photographed.

Eric Bechtold

I was followed about a block up Broadway by someone I had taken a picture of. He was yelling “hey! hey! hey you!” as he approached from behind. I turned around and asked what the problem was. He told me it was against the law to photograph strangers on the street. I said bullshit and a few other expletives and walked away. That was the end of it.

Another time I was photographing some ConEd workers in Queens. When they saw me, everyone in the group immediately put their helmets and safety vest on. They didn’t say anything to me but I could sense I should leave, so I did.

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