Got me there Nuffnuffink ngo wrote: Contest sites + Pro surfers seem to attract photographers.I assume he wasn't being asked to "Vogue It Up".
So why is this guy a voyeur?
Is "Surf Photos Of You" or Don a voyeur?
2... Would "Knuckle Dragger" be an acceptable adjective in this situation?
Strictly speaking, anyone who was 'witness' was a voyeur.
No doubt the film guy, was his name Lenny Nero by any chance?, had every right to film, as does anyone it seems these strange days
But i was interested in the two forms of Scopophilia at play here - one that objectifies the 'other' (Punchy), actively turning them into mere "objects" ; and another, which involves an empathetic relation with the "other' (Punchy), whereby one passively lives 'through the 'other' (Punchy) as subject'.
I can't for the life of me imagine which was going through Punchy's head at the time,
but as most would be aware, he's well up on his existential theory of that subject/object dichotomy, and no doubt, well versed in Foucault, to understand the notion of the Panopticon at play, down there in the Burleigh shorebreak.
It goes without saying, that the selective deconstruction of the footage, would have weighed heavily on his mind as well.
As far as what Don does? just doing what Don does best...and that's take happy snaps of surfers doing what they love to do.
I have no problem with that.
Should they be caught pissing in their boardshorts, well that's another matter.