In my other hobby I’m a historic reenactor. I dress in either 18th or 19th century clothing and shoot people which is fine since they shoot back and after we sit around the camp fire drinking beer. Years ago I made the observation that tourists take our photo so why can’t we take theirs. Since then I have photographed people taking or about to take photos.
Cenotaphs have always held a special place in the heart of a Nation that wishes to Honour the sacrifice of so few for so many. During the First World War Canada put 620,000 men in uniform of which 67,000 were killed and 173,000 wounded. Canada had a very small population of just over 7,800,000 in 1914. Many small communities lost the bulk of their militiary aged male population.
These images may offend someone.. if that is the case, feel free to move along. We shoot all genre’s of pictures and this is one that we enjoy. Virginia and Michael.
Sometimes in the dark imaginations of our mind we touch a dark soul and for a little while. . .Something Wicked. . .