Why Did The Policeman Cross the Road?

By Stevyn Colgan

Not so much police intelligence as intelligent policing

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Photo Wishlist

Hello Shedfolk

As the photography competition idea didn't work, I'm just going to create a list here of photos/photo montage images that I'd like to get hold of and see what comes in.

Any photos used in the published book will be clearly credited with the photographer's/submitter's name.

Any images chosen for use in the book will remain the copyright of the person submitting the image and will only ever be used for editions of Why Did The Policeman Cross The Road? A release form, clearly stating the terms of use, and signed by myself and the photographer(s) will be completed for all images before usage.

So, here's the wishlist of shots I'd love to have for the book. If I don't get them then I'll just source them and/or take the photos myself. I would love to get photos of the following:

  • Old Uxbridge Police Station, Windsor Street, Uxbridge.
  • A nasty looking pedestrian underpass with graffiti.
  • The Cornish lobster hatchery, Padstow.
  • A tiger or tigers.
  • A comparative pair of photos of a citiscape and an empty landscape - maybe with the same person standing in each for contrast?
  • Painted chewing gum street art by Ben Wilson and/or Ben Wilson at work (he works mostly in the Muswell Hill area).
  • Someone being terrified of a spider, real or fake (as long as it looks real).
  • Kids playing football - jumpers for goalposts sort of image. Modern or vintage, it makes no difference.
  • Someone talking on a phone while driving - but don't get caught! Engine off! Or do the photo on your drive or somewhere else that isn't a public highway. Make it funny if you like - the image is all about distraction - so have a passenger chatting too or screaming kids in the back!
  • Some people running a Three card trick scam. Three cards face up - one must be the Queen of Spades.
  • Lots of snakes.
  • A busy bus stop at night time.
  • Desire lines (places where people have made their own path rather than following the 'proper' one).
  • A busy pub full of people.
  • A chimpanzee appearing to be playing darts (Photoshopped probably).
  • A group of 'clubbers' all sucking lollipops.
  • Groups of kids (difficult one).
  • Ueno Onshi Park in Tokyo - particularly the public benches and the homeless community.
  • Stumps of railings cut down in WW2

There may be more but that's a good start!


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Craig Lewis
 Craig Lewis says:

Making a copy of this on my phone so it'll stay in my mind. What's the latest useful date?

posted 7th July 2015

Rebecca Read
 Rebecca Read says:

Hi Steve - might be able to help with a Tiger but not sure if the quality will be good enough. About half way down these there are some tigers that we took at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation. If any good, I'll give you the full details.


posted 8th July 2015

Stevyn Colgan
 Stevyn Colgan says:

Craig - As far as I'm concerned there's no hurry as the book won't go into production proper for a couple of months. You have loads of time! :)

Rebecca - Hello! Thanks, I'll check it out :) Publishing does need images to be of a certain resolution but I'll see what we have. Thanks! x

posted 8th July 2015

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