This is Rage: getting louder...

I was in conversation last week when I was reminded that family photographs usually only show celebration - not many divorces or funerals in the family album. Similarly, it's equally rare for family fights and tantrums to be documented. But not for my unfortunate family...

Susan Sontag, in 'On Photography', says that a failure to take pictures of one's children, especially when they are small, is a sign of indifference.  I wonder what she would have made of this picture.  I took it after my daughter fell off the back of a boat we had hired - she barely got wet before she was snatched back on board.

But this picture isn't about fear or shock. This is absolute rage! At full volume. As loud as possible... Needless to say, my taking pictures didn't do much to calm matters. Rage met with the potential for ridicule - and the volume went up even further. That's my (very beautiful) girl! Don't mess with her!

Meanwhile, Jez C, Jess Hurd and others have alerted the Twitterati on the risks of taking pictures of our kids. A shopper in Sunderland was cautioned by mall guards and then the police. Eventually, he had to delete pictures of his son riding on a coin operated train from his phone.  Here is the full blurb...

The PC claimed the photographer was 'creating a public disturbance'.  Yeah, right.

Good job he wasn't passing by when my little girl kicked off...!