Weâ€™ve all done it at one point or another- taken photos somewhere where we know we are specifically not allowed to. The site Strictly No Photography is designed to let culprits come clean and share their forbidden images with others on the web.
The sites mission is to â€œorganize the worldâ€™s forbidden visual information and make it universally accessible and useful.â€
From the siteâ€™s About page:
Strictly no photography is a photo-sharing site for photographs taken where you are not allowed to take them. From the inside of the Kremlin to Kensington palace, from art galleries to war zones. Here you can see everything you’ve ever wanted to see that you’re not supposed to. There are pictures that range from the ordinary to the profound. Whatever the content or the quality though we think that each one stands as a little piece of art in itself, as a little expression of personal libertyâ€¦.
â€¦. What you can capture in the shot that’s not allowed is unique. It can be in the surreptitious nature of it’s blur taken at speed or on the move with a long exposure. It can be in the crooked framing, taken on the skew shot from the hip or over an onlooker’s shoulder. Shoot first then aim. Intriguing things seem to happen without the overriding intervention of the logical mind. The best shots are the ones loaded with the kind of flair and spontaneity that might never have been caught if you had thought too hard about it, if you’d had longer, if you were allowed. Oh, and remember to turn off the flash.â€
I tend to be the girl taking pictures when Iâ€™m not supposed to pretty frequently. As far as pictures go, if someone tells me Iâ€™m not allowed that to some extent seems like even more of an incentive to try and sneak in the camera and see what kind of shots I can get. I think my claim to fame thus far was some pretty decent photos I took in the Louvre during a trip to Paris.
This site is pretty neat, if for nothing else other than checking out where some people have managed to get their cameras and the quality of shots they were able to get. Check them out here.
Whereâ€™s the most interesting place youâ€™ve been able to take pictures?