I worked for many years in a photo lab, right through the analog (film) age into the digital era. Now in the film era we looked at EVERYTHING, we had to as the automation of the tech was a bit basic and would always make mistakes- so we had to do quality control by eye, so we seen the lot, swingers parties, affairs, exhibitionists, cross dressers- every part of the anatomy you can imagine would flash across ours screens but it was mostly harmless stuff (often hilarious!)
but in the digital era we no longer needed to watch what was printing, the systems worked better and instead of people printing 36 shots on a roll at a time, they were now printing hundreds of photos at a time so we couldn't possibly watch it all.
One woman still stands out and gives me the chills, she started coming in regularly with her daughter (who visibly had a mild disability of some sort). she would guard the screen with her arm and be looking over her shoulder in a very suspicious way and she'd always insist on using the instant printer under the kiosk instead of the photo lab- this cost way more, was way slower and wasn't as good quality (hey, it's her money right?)
one day the instant printer jammed while printing her order and while I tried to fix it she was super agitated and stressed about it (disproportionately so) I was now getting a bad bad vibe- very suspicious... when she left I went into the computers HD and accessed the files...
what I found was disturbing, her daughter (at a guess around 12/13?) posing in almost see through bra and knickers, others that were clothed but very suggestively posed; spreadeagled on the bonnet of a car or standing legs apart in the window of a hotel room, caked in makeup, hair done, wearing little black dresses etc just in total contrast to the disney jumpers, pigtails and girly pink type of clothes that she'd usually be in when they would come in.
There was also some really creepy ones of her sitting on a couch with an elderly man (the vibe was very much NOT of a loving grandad and grandaughter!) there was nothing that you could specifically call porn but the whole feeling and sense of the photos was way off- it's hard to describe but they just came across as uncomfortable, seedy.
I handed the photos over to my cousin who's a detective Garda and never heard anymore about it, I guess they weren't 100% explicit so maybe they'd no grounds to pursue it or maybe they never identified the woman??
Either way she never returned to the shop.
it still creeps me out
Last edited by punchdrunk; 30-06-2020 at 23:18.