Doug, you live in a fantasy land. Look at the closing comments of the second article I linked. Look at his other comments. In particular his comments about using a long telephoto lens. Look at the remarks in the third article about the law and the context of being visible to the naked eye. Having to use a very long lens certainly doesn't fit in to that necessity. If the people in the photos can't be identified then how in the bloody hell do the people who were photographed know who they are? How does Kravetz know it was her kids? You're spouting complete and utter nonsense. And if anyone doesn't think shooting kids in this situation clearly crosses a line then I'd have to seriously question their morality. Maybe actually do some research before you start tossing around Supreme Court cases and dropping names.
Again, you miss the point. Of course Svenson's subjects
know who they are. The point is that no one else does. It's called anonymity. Look it up.
And I've done my research. The Supreme Court case I cited is entirely relevant. But we will see. I predict that not only will Kravetz fail in her lawsuit, but the judge will toss it out before it's even heard.
For background info, here's a Google Earth shot of the buildings in question. The Zinc Building, where Svenson's subjects live, is on the right. Svenson's building is on the left. You'll note that they're only about 200' apart. That's an important thing to remember, because it means that there's nothing in Svenson's photographs that couldn't be seen with the naked eye. So all the harping about the focal length of his lens is, in fact, immaterial. He might have used a long lens to take his pictures, but he didn't need
to in order to show what he showed. Another thing worth noting is that the side of the building facing Svenson's apartment is almost all glass and that some of the units in it are concealed behind shades, as one would expect in an all-glass residence in the middle of a densely populated city like NY. That's important to remember, because when Svenson's lawyer shows the judge a photo of that street the first question out of the judge's mouth will be "why the hell didn't you keep your shades closed if you didn't want people to see you, Mrs. Kravetz?"