Wednesday, April 22, 2009
springtime for Hitler
Last year I went to England to photograph something really strange and really quite horrific.I don't want to give too much away because I want to continue with this project .Let's just say I photographed a gathering of military people (all civilian) in the heart of the English countryside. They were dressed in army uniforms of every shape and size and nationality.Let's just say there were hundreds and hundreds of them, a small army in fact. The uniforms that stood out the most and for good reason, were the Nazi uniforms (I should point out that these uniforms are beautiful and very striking in there own right, if it wasn't for the dark cloud that looms over them) I tell you this because on this most beautiful spring day here in Paris, I stayed in (except to shoot the photo above) to work on this fascinating project. I could say a lot about how I feel about grown men dressing up in Nazi uniforms, and trust me, there is a lot to say. I could show you the beautiful dark photographs I took on that gloomy day last year (but I always fear copycats) So instead I decided to show you one of the streets near my apartment in full bloom.I actually have a photograph of this house shot in 1903 but alas I cant find it. My brain and my street both in full bloom.
This isn't really the sort of photo that belongs on my blog, but if I posted one of the uniform photos you might say the same. I will continue to work on this project but I wont continue to post pretty photos of flowers...promise.
GROIN UPDATE; Im feeling a little better...I know you all can sleep a little better for this information.