Various sources have reported seeing Elthin at some of the world's hot-spots armed with nothing more than his trusty camera and signature red-lensed spectacles, rumoured to be made of material scavanged from the original lunar program where Neecon and Hasselbald cameras were used exclusively. On close-inspection, you will see faded and partially scraped-off letterings resembling 'Nee' on the rims of his spectacles. Sources cannot confrim how Mr Jon survives without any clothes in these war-zones, but military advisors speculate that it allows him to blend in better with the sand dunes and urban rubble of bomb-wrecked cities thus explaining how Mr Jon is able to tale some of the world's most stunning war photographs so up close and personal, and still remain unscathed.
Attached United Pless photo of the insides of one such war victim's nostril-a signature trademark of almost all of Mr Jin's works. Mr jon is able to go so close, that we see nothing but the black vacuum of death ... and perhaps the remnants of a few nostril hairs.
Source: Hooters News Line
Yes. I have no commitments and being there represents a chance for me to tell the story as i see it...
I'd do it.
Then when you get a prize-winning shot of a war victim, gazing into your camera just moments before she dies, you get people screaming at you, Why didn't you put down your camera to help???
Not me. I don't think I can stomach this. There have been more than a few cases of war photojournalists who survived the war itself, but ended up killing themselves due to depression.
it takes more than pure guts to become a war photojournalist, you also need extreme physical and mental willpower, so much so that i would say it is even more difficult than the soldiers outside killing.
A neutral party seeing people around you dying, yet you cant help, not to mention the stress you have to go through from public or even your dear friends for not able to understand you and yet screaming at you for a pyscho not helping the needy. And you yourself, able to convince your heart that you are doing a service by capturing the realistic moments and sharing the world with the raw moments of fear, true emotional side of human nature and not a cold blooded co-killer?
I think i am not that strong
If someone ever asks me (seriously), I will definitely take up the task.
i would love to grab that chance, provided i have a pistol to protect myself...
Last edited by Simon_84; 4th December 2008 at 02:31 PM.
its surely not a job for worrywarts.
you say "okay, i'll keep it out of sight then"
if you are frisked by militia/protestors/soldiers, they find you concealing a weapon, its even more suspicious to them....
It is such a quiet thing to fall,
But far more terrible is to admit it
Last edited by sORe-EyEz; 4th December 2008 at 06:42 PM.
Experiencing a paintball session would be quite enough for one to figure out that it is extremely easy to get hit by stray bullets. If one can get decent pictures without getting hit in a paintball session, War Photography would be the right career.