What is fast becoming the most idiotic cliche a photographer and his or her subjects can take part in has earned this particular family an Internet backlash it (probably) deserves.
CBS 58 news channel reports that despite receiving criticism from the Globe and its creepy uncle, they are not sorry for what they did and would prefer to just get on with their lives. Despite not having the common sense to realise that staging photographs on train tracks is an utterly selfish and thoughtless act they had no idea it was illegal.
There is some good news. The photographer in question who has been mostly left out of the limelight has since gone on record to apologise for his actions and share his learning experience.
I want to thank those who reached out to me to make me aware of the laws and regulations regarding photography on train tracks. I was unaware but have spent a lot of time educating myself.
So, photographers, broody parents, fashionistas, please be aware. If you’re silly enough to get involved in a photograph like this and hope for praise off the Internet, you’re mistaken.
Stay off the damn track people.