This week I was working as an ‘extra’ on the Jonathan Barré film ‘La folle histoire de Max et Léon. Some of the filming is taking place in the Belgium city of Namur, and is the humorous story of two French orphans during WW2. As per usual, I decided to make a pest of myself in between takes and asked if I could photograph the portraits of some of the supporting cast and ‘extras’. Here are the results. I shot everything with the LGG4 smartphone using available light. I processed the images with the Snapseed and Picfx photo apps.
If you would like to see more of my mobile photography portraits, please visit : http://seanmobileportraits.tumblr.com
Link to site: http://www.artofmob.blogspot.be
Very pleased to have headed up this week’s selection of ‘Painterly Mobile Art Monday No. 22’ on Geri Centonze’s site with my Battle of Waterloo image. Nice selection of work and shows how versatile and creative mobile photographers can be with a variety of textural photo apps. For further images in the series, please visit: https://seanski50.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/randoms-toy-soldiers-series-sean-hayes-2013/
Every year, just down the road from where I live in Belgium, grown men and women dress up and play soldiers in a field outside the town of Waterloo. The Battle of Waterloo reenactment is an annual event that attracts thousands of participants and observers from France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Poland and Russia. It’s quite a sight. A photographer’s paradise in fact. Click. Camera: iPhone. Post: Photos apps.
Funny and poignant at the same time. A photographic project by Bradford Edwards. Link: Zippo’s From Vietnam – Wall to Watch.
Interesting article from 2006 in the NYT about Bradford Edwards and the zippos :http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/07/arts/design/07zipp.html?_r=1&
As we enter Remembrance weekend, our thoughts turn to commemorating the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the two world wars. We forget that war continues unabated in our world today and that the wounded are still forgotten. An embarrassment even. Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams and talented photographer has produced a powerful series of images that remind us that war leaves scars that are more than skin deep. War wounds more than a soldier – it wounds whole societies for generations. Something we should all strive to remember this weekend – ‘War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.’ Thomas Mann.