I was shooting some photos of One Bush St… when their security guard came out… to ask me to stop taking photos of the building. He said it was illegal. I moved to the sidewalk and continued taking photos and he again asked me to stop. When I told him I was on a public street sidewalk he said that actually they owned the sidewalk and that I was going to have to stop taking photographs.
Thomas continues to tell of the security guard’s efforts to block his lens while he continued to shoot photos of the building (a lovely result of his efforts is pictured above).
Word of this incident downtown has snowballed, with coverage from BoingBoing, and spawning a photo walk/protest this Saturday beginning at One Bush as well as a One Bush photo contest to win an iTunes gift certificate.
If you have a camera and happen to be near One Bush, feel free to snap a photo. It’s a beautiful building and we should not be barred from taking pictures of it.