I'm not a Terrorist, I'm a Photographer

I wish I'd managed to get a better shot of this t-shirt.

Taken at the St Patrick's Day Parade Meet.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 17th March 2007, This photo: 11:11am

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Comments

  • leadegroot said:
    The URL on the shirt is http://ocau.com/photo (she says, after some research)
    Sadly, this redirects to a locked forum.
    Looking elsewhere on the web, apparently its the forum thread that led to the t-shirts being printed. :)
  • Maki_C30D said:
    what does it say? pioographer? heh...
    would love to have that shirt!! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    It's a neat shirt, it'd be interesting to see more people wearing them.
  • leadegroot said:
    Step one would be to find out how to get them :)
    Or we could make (order) our own
    Would that be some sort of copyright breach?
  • -spam- said:
    I dont see any copyright or trademark symbol on that part of the shirt.

    Wouldnt mind getting one either.
  • Lalalian said:
    Cool shirt! {:->
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm sure someone holds the copyright over that design at least.

    Yes, a very cool shirt indeed Lara.
  • photo by Alison said:
    Love it! Made me laugh!

    It would be cool to use it as a "uniform" when going to Flickr meets!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes it could be quite the statement to have half a dozen photographers wandering around the mall dressed like this ;-)
  • Danarah said:
    Great stuff!
  • C a l l a n B said:
    The URL is ocau.com/photo as mentioned above. It's a redirect to the photography section of the overclockers.com.au forum, a very big Australian forum. It's locked to members only at the moment but is free to sign up, and also soon that restriction is being taken off so the general public can at least read the forums.

    It -was- the original place that came up with the tshirts, and they're now being copied elsewhere.. which is a pity, but I guess that's just the way the world is these days! :)

    Another picture of the shirt:
    www.digital-photo.com.au/2006/08/22/im-not-a-terrorist-im...

    Originally spawned from this post:
    "On the radio this morning they were talking about whether citizens should report when they see people taking photos of landmark like bridges and important buildings.
    A woman rang in to say she'd seen three men taking digital photos of West Gate Bridge, Bolte Bridge, Rialto building etc, and because they werent in the photos themselves (as tourists would do) and they didnt have wives or children with them, that this to her was suspicious.
    There was general agreement that the person should have reported these guys to police.
    What bothers me about this is that I often go out with another one or two mates from my camera club taking digital photos for our collections and have photographed these same landmarks. So that woman could easily have been talking about us !"

    Which was replied with:
    "The soloution is easy. Just get some shirts with big prints front and back that say: I'M A PHOTOGRAPHER NOT A TERRORIST."

    :)
  • picsbymac said:
    David, I just found this photo courtesy of the utata thread - too funny, that shirt!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Callan. I had looked into it a while back and really should do something about ordering one at some stage.

    It's an excellent idea, and almost a must have for today's photographers (pro or hobby).
  • waiting line said:
    Oh, that is great!
    --
    Seen in a discussion of the group "Twin Cities" (?)
  • CAUT said:
    Great message! Good idea.
    Last year in the US I went through the same situation. Besides here in my home country (Colombia) it is exactly the same paranoia. If you are not taking pictures of your friends, family, of yourself (like the tipical tourist), surely you are suspicious and... a terrorist. And some police and security officers frecuently treat you like you were one (a terrorist). It is absolutely unfair and annoying.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah it is a bit silly how people react to photographers these days.
  • HJPotter said:
    Awesome shirt, where can I get one!