Over the years the photographers at Whitby Goth Weekend have come in for a fair amount of stick from attendees at the event.
In particular the Photographers who hang about on Church Street and in the graveyard at St Mary’s seem to be amongst the least tolerated with many Goths saying they now refuse to go onto Church Street because of them.
On Saturday afternoon I spent some time on Church Street and In St Mary’s Graveyard. I managed to have a bit of a Chat With The Vicar and The Church Wardens. Based on my interpretation of that conversation it appeared they wished to be tolerant of most of the goths and photographers, but they also felt some had certainly overstepped the mark.
Whilst there I watched them ask several Goths and photographers not to pose on gravestones. It appeared they were tolerant of people being in the graveyard and having pictures taken there, but once a grave was touched then they were asked not to do that.
One Of the Church Wardens also explained that during the morning, one Girl had bared her breasts and put them over a grave. I have to say I found this to be wholly inappropriate, and you can begin to understand why the Church is unhappy with this.
Below are my pictures taken on Church Street and in The Graveyard at St Mary’s. To my knowledge non of the photographers in my photographs were involved in the indecent incidents I have discussed above.
My reason for being in the Graveyard was to capture a record of what happens there. The images will hopefully act as a social record of the town in 2015.
My post is not an expression of support or opposition to photography or Goths in Church Street And St Mary’s Graveyard. Simply an observation of what I saw happen there over the weekend.
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Annoying Photographer In St Mary’s Graveyard. This guy shoved me out of his way, and when I challenged him he said I wasn’t taking a picture of the girls so I should move out of his way.
More Pictures Of the Photographers.