My talk on Street Photography to a group of U3A students in Sheffield, that’s University of the Third Age, went well yesterday I think. It was the first time I’ve given such a talk and before I was really nervous. My mate came with me and we went in a café before hand. I couldn’t eat or drink. When I get nervous it goes straight to my stomach, straight to my bowels. I talked for an hour. First I gave what I thought was a definition of street photography followed by a very brief potted history of the genre while showing some of the finest examples of work by photographers who I feel have certainly influenced me. One or two photographers who wouldn’t necessarily classify themselves as street photographers but at some point certainly did stalk the streets e.g. Diane Arbus, Don McCullin. The second half of the hour was devoted to showing my work and talking about my scatty approach.
As I say I think they enjoyed it. Well anyway I got a round of applause and I was paid which was nice.
I’ve had an email ( see below ) from a Mr Steve Cox of the FBI telling me I’m due a hell of a lot of money which they’re going to pay me in $15,000 a day chunks. I’ve replied and told him to fuck off !
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC Chris Swecker,
Records show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have noticed that you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo /Mr. Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) on how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this, we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). will be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).