Monday, May 28, 2007
Pictures Pictures Pretty Pretty Pictures
I took these pictures at an anti war protest in Trafalgar Square in London. The protest took place in the spring of 2005 while I was studying abroad there. I am by no means gifted with photography but I’ve always loved taking pictures and sharing them with people.
I like the two different shots here. Both of them hit me really hard when I had the film developed upon returning to the states. I found the photo of the little boy holding a sign all by himself as people walked by particularly moving. Watching a kid who had no clue about the significance of the war in Iraq lift a protest sign by himself struck me. It was a moment I was fortunate enough to be armed with a camera for.
The other picture is not quite as profound, but still interesting. For me, it was satisfying to see George Bush, labeled as “World’s #1 Terrorist”, get stepped on by hundreds of pissed off people walking by. While his newspaper face getting stepped did nothing to help the real world problems he had caused, it was oddly satisfying to watch.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. I decided to make the first one b & w as well as color. Please leave some feedback if you get a chance.