Did you know there is a hidden network, crafted by weird little white-bluish men and women, trying to keep you from taking photos of their beautiful architecture? Seriously. No joke. They disguise themselves as security-renta-cops and when they spot you, they’ll ask you to leave and if you don’t, they’ll threaten your creative space by calling the real cops. But here’s the strange part. Basically, you can’t take a photo while physically being on their property but you can take a photo of their building if you’re off the property. Does that make any sense?
One time, a security-renta-cop said,”You can’t take photos on this property because it’s private property but if you go to the sidewalk then you can.” I gave him the strangest look. Then he said, “The sidewalk is public property and this is private.” A light bulb flashed before my eyes.
So the tip here is simple. Start early. Recon the place where you want to take the photo. Remember, they’ll be watching. Quickly get out of your car, in this case, my Carlsson Mercedes, and take as many photos as you can. I was able to snap four photos before the security-renta-cop rushed out. I have nothing against them, it’s a job that someone has to do. I just don’t understand the idea behind the policy.