This street photographer was attacked by a subject – and filmed the whole thing

When street photography goes wrong
(Image credit: YouTube @therealsirrobin)

What happens when street photography goes wrong? A Leica ambassador and street photographer found out while filming an episode for his YouTube channel – and as a result, captured the whole thing on video. 

Robin Schimko was on a trip to Melbourne, Australia last year and wanted to film some content. However, no sooner had the Leica aficionado set out on his shooting sojourn than every street photographer's worst nightmare came true: a confrontational subject who got physically violent. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.