Thursday, February 9, 2012

SpyCam Story #648 - Today in Video Voyeurism

Russia - A 71-year-old Moscow man has been charged with two felony counts of video voyeurism stemming from a police investigation that determined he allegedly secretly videotaped sexual encounters with a former girlfriend and then left graphic print-out images from those videos in her current boyfriend's vehicle. (more)

DC - In the last decade of the 1800s, a new word appeared in the lexicon: voyeurism. It was first used to describe a service offered at certain Paris brothels equipped with a peephole cut in a bedroom wall, but it might just as easily been invented to described the awesome new power of the first portable Kodak cameras that appeared on the market at the same time. Sepia-toned images from those early Instamatics are part of a fascinating new exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., titled "Snapshots: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard." Some of the most famous Post-Impressionists painters were also Kodak fans, and pointed the lens at the same subjects that fill their paintings—their wives, mistresses, and female models. "Snapshots: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard" is on view at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., until May 6. (more)

UK - A man has appeared before Carlisle magistrates to face two charges of voyeurism by recording “a private act” and two counts of sexual assault. (more)

FL - A Marion County Sheriff's Office corrections officer placed on unpaid leave after being arrested on charges of video voyeurism and unlawful use of a computer has resigned. (more)

AZ - Owen Dix pled guilty Feb. 6 to one count of photographing someone without their consent and one count of videotaping someone without their consent. He will be sentenced on March 12, 2012. Owen Dix, 35, took pictures of a child inside the boy's bathroom at Banks Elementary School on Dec. 12, 2011. (more)