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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Child’s play

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Children photography is under intense scrutiny from the public and law makers in Australia. A well known photographer Bill Henson is being investigated over his nude photography of adolescent children. Police has confiscated many of his works from a number of galleries.

My understating is none of the photos contained sexual scenes and thus, I am a bit puzzled why the word pornography is used to describe them. Everyone from a suburban house wife, who has never been to art gallery to Prime Minister of Australia, who expresses views as if he never visited a gallery either, seem to have only negative comments on Bill Henson’s photographs.

What next, in this politically correct word? Will the mob take to hammers and smash down all statues of naked people (statue of David anyone?) and erase the endless number of naked bodies from classic paintings starting perhaps with Sistine Chapel?

I hope before this happens you will have time to enjoy this playful child chasing after a colourful bubble under a watchful eye of his mum.

Fire Safety Door

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Ultimate technique for a street photographer is to be so inconspicuous and so obvious that no one pays you any attention as if you were invisible. Well as you can tell form this image I have failed on this occasion 100%. The girl with the cigarette was obviously uncertain of what I was doing and why. However her scrutiny did not go as far as to question me, which happens from time to time.