The Death of Kiss and Tell…I think not:)

Some interesting programs and radio debates on privacy and injunctions at the moment. The Death of  Kiss and Tell, Panorama examines the battle lines being drawn between those pushing for laws to boost a person’s right to privacy and those in the media fighting to tell the truth. Celebrities on Privacy and the Press and the excellent Radio 4 Now Law in Action piece Clive Coleman looks at super-injunctions and what the recent John Terry case says about the development and limitations of privacy law. As a “Situationist Paparazzo” and sometime “Expert Witness” I think I have seen and know more than I ever wished to.

“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good, and the very gentle, and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too, but there will be no special hurry.” Ernest Hemingway

Cassie Sumner

An article, “This is London” I did for Don’t Tell It magazine…Consumerism, cult of celebrity and the real economy.  Carter Ruck, Shillings and Co and our vain glorious politicised culture are destroying this economy, one of the few industries we have left in this country, that is leading to a climate of censorship that will make North Korea proud. When the devil needs a lawyer Carter Ruck is his first port of call with their super injunctions and as John Milton said no phrase could be more apt, “Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.” I celebrate the excesses of London’s glamour girls, they draw the high rolling clientele to the hip bars and clubs, their bodies sell magazines and their indiscretions keep tabloids in print, and yet the contribution that London’s glamour girls make to the UK economy goes largely unrecognised. I salute them, especially Cassie Sumner, Prince Harry’s friend who was voted sexiest woman in Britain by News of the World readers.

Cassie Sumner

Glamour model Cassie Sumner and her friend Charlie mess around in the street after a night out in London, June 2005.

Cassie Sumner

30th April 2004 Prive. Cassie Sumner (who made headlines as Prince Harry’s topless call girl love interest) enjoys a night out with a blonde girlfriend.

“There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.”

Nepalese Shepherd

June 1988 I was just in the Whitechapel Gallery today and they had an excellent exhibition Where Three Dreams Cross:150 Years Of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh which reminded me of one of my favourite pictures that I took on from my travels in Nepal when I was 18 on the Langtang trek.

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“Unless we prefer to be made fools of by our illusions, we shall, by carefully analysing every fascination, extract from it a portion of our own personality, like a quintessence, and slowly come to recognize that we meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.”~Jung

Prince Harry

Prince Harry with Darren Hajul, who was a member of boy band Most Wanted post Polo.

Darren Hajul

The Royals have been great over the years and Prince Harry has given up some excellent pictures. This shot was taken back in 2003 and was the establishing shot of Prince Harry’s future wild antics.

Prince Harry

Cartier International Polo – party Smith’s Lawn, Windsor Great Park, Egham. Quintessentially and Chinawhite co-host exclusive bash with champagne reception, seated lunch and afterparty. Revellers including Prince Harry attended the afterparty. Prince Harry and his friends were dancing on the tables, as the alcohol flowed. The young Prince had a great time joining in with the celebrations and giving up some fun pictures.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry took offense to photographer Chris Uncle after a 4 hour drinking session at exclusive London nightclub Pangaea. Clearly agitated as he emerged from the club, the Prince pushed Chris Uncle’s camera into his face, bruising his lip and had to be restrained by his bodyguard. Prince Harry’s actions went down well with the public and further increased Royal popularity. It seemed to be Uncle’s unlucky day, as he had earlier been throttled by the boyfriend  of Meg Matthews (Noel Gallagher’s ex) outside the hill pub in Camden.