Podophiles driven overground

The Phantom Foot Fetishist of Forest Hill lurks on the East London Line.

A new blog called Feet on the Overground has launched, with photos of people's shoes and ankles, taken by a Forest Hill resident. You couldn't repeat this trick at Brockley, since you can't see your own feet in the mornings, let alone anyone else's.

18 comments:

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Mmmmmm...... Feet......

mintness said...

Wow, that's not competely creepy at *all*. :-/

thisisengland said...

You're right mintness, its not creepy at all.

Japanese businessman said...

Are any video avairaber?

Tamsin said...

Distinctly charming, in fact.

Anonymous said...

ahhh the obligatory racist element = this time attacking the Japanese

Max Mosley said...

I can see a bit of toe nail.....

Anonymous said...

You'll be able to spot the Brockley services when you see sandals next to a Bag For Life

Ramble said...

Love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

I have three conclusions.

Tumblr is clearly has a richer set of visual themes than wordpress or blogger.

Double brogues are posher than trainers.

These were not feet shod to strut the light fantastic on a glammed up weekend.

Tom said...

if she (for it is a she) hasn't asked permission to take them then I find this a bit disturbing. Something to do with privacy. There's enough snooping in the world.

Tamsin said...

Not really. They are not recognisable by a casual aquaintance - unlike an image of someone's face - and she is not holding anyone up to ridicule - the tone of the "blue socks", "white trainers" tags seem to me to be appreciative rather than critical. I think it is quirky, nice, and totally harmless.

thisisengland said...

I'd argue the feet are in a public place. You might argue that a train is privately owned and therefore not public. I'm not sure how my learned friend m'lud might view that. The feet and the shoes thereon can have no expectation of privacy in a public place. The world would be a sadder place if people were prevented from photographing the world around them.

Tom said...

"The world would be a sadder place if people were prevented from photographing the world around them."

Hmmm. It's not just "the world", it's "furtive photography of people in a public place".

thisisengland said...

Ask them to pose and its no longer an honest record of the moment.

Anonymous said...

I smell something distinctly odd is afoot...

Anonymous said...

But where is the glamour?

Legions of womenkind have invested mightily in the shoes to die for. Yet here we have an artist who has chosen to focus on the mundane, the shabby and the malodourous.

It has the whiff of a Goldsmiths Art project.

Duh!! said...

It's not a record of nice shoes. It's not even about shoes. It's a playful idea about people. If you want o look at posh shoes go to selfridges and fill your boots.....

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