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Why are photographers always being cast as perverts in television dramas?

Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
10 Nov 2002 5:13PM
Two of the last films I have seen continue the photographically related theme. Red Dragon where the evil killer works in a movie film processing lab, takes the films home and plans how to attack his victims and One Hour Photo where a person who works at a supermarket film processing lab makes extra set of the pictures of one family and starts to think he's related.

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20 Jan 2005 12:21PM
give us a kiss and I'll tell you...I thought that everybody knew that tv pontificates on everything from Acting to Zebras. When you get right down to it TV gets most things wrong, when did you ever see a photographer hit the shutter button and the sound was correct??? Usually a 10x8 camera is being fired and a motor drive sound comes on. Or you see the "photographer press the flash button to fire the camera. How many things do we all know about and when it's on the box it's portrayed wrongly. In my own viewing life I would say most things. Maybe some documentaries are accurate but when it's TV drama it's bollocks. Have you noticed when the BBC news report from the Alps that the "PRESS" are hounding the royals ski-ing there is always a TV camera there "not hounding the royals just the press photographers" Enough said??? Dougie
theorderingone 13 2.4k
20 Jan 2005 12:50PM
I think it's because perverts nearly always take photos, so it makes good sense to Joe Public that people who take photos must nearly always be perverts.

Kinda the same as any other ignorant misunderstanding, just like the previous examples of Christians and Muslims.

People can be very scary when they make opinions based on nothing, the problem is they/we do it all the time.
c_evans99 14 7.0k 1 Wales
20 Jan 2005 4:00PM
I think I'm more of a deviant than a pervert...

Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
21 Jan 2005 12:32AM

Or alternatively it could say "I'M A PERVERT NOT A PROPER PHOTOGRAPHER"

Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
21 Jan 2005 12:33AM
What sizes have you got for the second one?
lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2005 12:39AM
Do you do the second one in Extra Large ?
Sus 13 3.2k 9 England
21 Jan 2005 12:46AM
Now now!
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
21 Jan 2005 12:49AM
Blimey, this is a blast from the past! Before we went live at Focus on Imaging in 2001 I had to create some threads to demonstrate what was available, and this was one of them. Happy memoriesWink
lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2005 12:51AM
I think it shows that the program makers are not really up to date, the pervy photog is becoming a thing of the past - I rate amature glamour photography very similar to ballet (bear with me on this) as there is hardly any point in it any more.

In the old days it was very difficult for a well-to-do middle class chap to see young ladies in their knickers: hence the popularity of ballet. Now you can see the same thing outside most night clubs on a friday night and ballet is in terminal decline.

Previous to the popularity of the internet, good pornography was hard to come by hence the need for private glamour sessions to make your own. Now anything you want to see is just a click away.

No wonder most of the photography mags dont have the busty babe on the fornt anymore Smile

ellis rowell 13 2.0k United Kingdom
21 Jan 2005 1:10AM

Its a sign of the times. "young ladies in their knickers" and out of them, familiarity breeds contemp.
lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2005 1:12AM
Oh and Cricket.....

Whats the point of that now that the pubs are open all day sunday.
rletham 13 890 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2005 1:42AM
Its not just photographers that get a bad rep, writers and producers are always negatively stereotyping certain groups.

Photographers are perverts.
Second hand car dealers are dishonest and shady.
Bodybuilders all take steroids and beat up their girlfriends in a roid-rage
Terrorist always come from the middle east. (Irish terrorists are so pass these days)
Karate clubs are full of bullies who beat up anyone new wanting to join their groups.

It comes down to bad writing which is especially bad in television.
raziel_uk 13 4.9k
21 Jan 2005 2:36AM
How times change. You think back to old television series and films, anybody with what looked like a "professional" camera was a spy or a private investigator.

rletham 13 890 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2005 3:33AM
I agree with Ashley. I was "privately investigating" my next door neighbough last night with my professional camera and would you believe it, she closed the curtains ;o)

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