boobs on bikes

The very controversial “boobs on bikes parade took place yesterday along Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD. It was said that about 100000 people lined the street… To some it was fun to others a shame.

The Auckland City Council applied for an injunction, but the judge was not satisfied that the parade breached the legal threshold of offensiveness.

Judge Nicola Mathers said: “The attitude of the police, the lack of any public disorder on any previous occasions and the fact that 80,000 to 100,000 people have voted with their feet and watched the parade leads me to the view is uncertain and/or unreasonable in the way it refers to offensive.”

I agree with the judge.

11 thoughts on “boobs on bikes”

  1. Great photo Lachezar, I had wondered if you’d photo this event. I really like the way you’ve handled what could be a ‘difficult’ and sensitive subject to photograph. Love the black and white and the fact you’ve focused on the crowd – their reactions are just priceless. Was it 99,000 men at the parade??

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  3. I was wandering who you execute this parade . Yes, I had no doubt you will post some here or one of your other blog. You’ve done this very nicely and good point of view. It is really high quality photo and the expression of people is priceless.

  4. Topnotch photography! But I have one ever-so-boring comment – weren’t the ladies awfully cold???

  5. Fabulous! You got this so right placing more emphasis on the audience than the topless lady. Their expressions are priceless. I love this photo. And it so works in B and W.

  6. I’ve never been in Auckland but it’s the place I’d like to live.
    I hope to move there one day.

  7. It would certainly be considered offensive where I come from. Regardless of the controversy, photographically this is a great shot. I love the candid expressiveness on those faces and the rich black and white tonality of this photo.

    I think this is my first visit to your blog. I’m glad I did. You have great pictures. I’d certainly be coming back.

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