Watching the news tonight I saw the familiar sight of prisoners being transported into a police station in those vans with the little heavily-tinted windows and the odd photographer breaking loose from the pack to hold their camera up to the heavily-tinted window at arm’s length to try and snap a photo or two. With flash. While the van is moving.
The question is: has one of those photos ever resulted in anything better than a big reflection of the flash from the glass? I can’t recall ever having seen a picture published anywhere of a prisoner inside the van, taken through the window, so why to they keep doing it? Do the photographers actually think it will work one day or is it a motion they just go through partly out of habit and partly as a futile gesture to show how hard they try for a picture?