Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/09/30

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re- Clementine
From: "Gerry Walden" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 18:13:00 +0100

In order to clarify, the image was taken in the UK and I am well within the
law. I have around 35 years experience as a working photographer, so I am
not quite that stupid!


Gerry Walden LRPS

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of John Nebel
Sent: 30 September 2002 16:57
To: leica-users-group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re- Clementine

Wasn't it in the UK where the age of consent is 16?

I liked the picture and thought it tasteful, but heh, I'm from
Colorado and we are all cowboys or worse!

John Nebel

On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Neal Friedenthal wrote:

> I usually avoid jumping in on these "controversial" threads, but I have to
do so here. While I have no problems with the image itself, it is quite nice
and very
> tastefully done, everyone seems to have missed one important issue,
Clementine is only 17 years old. At 17 she is below the age of concent.  Her
parent or
> guardian would have to give permission for the picture to be posted or for
that matter taken. The photographer has left himself open for possible civil
or even
> criminal action should the girl or her parents object to the photo. To
photograph a minor, nude, without parental permission and supervision leaves
> photographer open to a charge of statutory rape even if, as I'm sure is
the case here, nothing more happened than the photo session.  To take the
photo even
> with parental concent would in my opinion be ill advised, to post it
without permission is downright stupid.  Believe me I am no prude, but I am
a realist you have
> to cover your butt in this world.
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