December 31, 2009 by Rob Hurlbut
Bridge To Nowhere In San Diego, CA
2010 is about three hours away as I write this, so I must be brief and I must be quick. Ever since I filmed San Diego trolley police arrest a man for smoking at the 12th & Imperial transit station on September 5th, 2009, and was subsequently told that I was not allowed to take pictures of this particular event by the arresting officers, I have come to believe that photographer’s rights really are under attack in the Unites States.
Getting back to the title of this post… I have read several reports of photographers being detained and arrested for taking pictures in a perfectly legal manner, with bridges and train stations in particular being hot spots for ignorant police or security guard intervention. With that in mind, perhaps San Diego’s Bridge To Nowhere can be some sort of metaphor that will be my own bridge to somewhere.