Sunday 11 November 2007

Discretion required!

Press photographers photograph a funeral

As i was out and about this week i visited my local town to bank a cheque and have a look round. Passing St Michael's church i noticed a funeral going on - nothing unusual about that, i myself have been to a funeral at that very church. Then i spotted these two snappers photographing the congregation of mourners from a very discreet distance. Instantly you knew it was a VIP's funeral.

As i went back to the car i thought about the photographers and wondered why images of the mourners were needed by the newspaper. Surely just a nice description of the service & congregation would have done. What function does a photograph of a funeral actually serve? In my opinion none whatsoever!

1 comment:

Richard Flint Photography said...

*NOTE* It was an VIP funeral for a member of the local Conservative party.