The naked office
Darkness has fallen and this office block still hums with human life. You can see everything standing out like a beacon of industry. Some people are sitting at their desks, a jacket hangs on a coat hook and every item of office furniture stands out. A meeting takes place in the ‘penthouse’. They’re exposed to the world.
Shortly after taking this in the shiny new development of London’s King’s Cross, I was warned by an official for taking photographs. This has never happened to me before.
He was pleasant and jovial, but still told that this public space was privately owned and they had rules. Apparently my use of a tripod made it look like my activities were commercial and I might need to ‘fill in a form’. All other photography was fine, but I looked a little more serious about it.
I carried on regardless and no form materialised. But it’s enough to put you off your creative stroke. Has anyone else had similar experiences? Please let me know…