wow, i admire these images of yours. I´m joining the swedish army for my military duty in a year, i hope i´ll have time to take photos like this too. Are you doing your militaryduty as a "cameraman" (we have like 3 places of those each year in the swedish army, or are you just a conscript with the camera in your rucksack? how do you keep it from breaking? ^^ //greatings from stockholm
Currently I study journalism and russian language in Oslo, Norway. At the time this picture was taken, I was serving in the Norwegian Army as some sort of "journalist"/photographer/general public relations-person.
I think this photo is SO interesting because how many of these kinds of photos do we see from say...WWII or something way in our distant past? We know they are real, and we know they are powerful, but always...(to me) they seem so detached because I was never there...hell, my PARENTS werent even around for it.
To see this....the same idea of a photograph of a noble soldier being wounded...and yet its during MY generation....somehow hits just a LITTLE closer to home.
This photo makes me even more nervous about my brother going to war. He had one of his friends die on him in an accident during training. I'm going to fav this photo. It shows that soldiers are anything but faceless, emotionless killers. They are people. And people feel pain.
Soldiers get wounded all the time in peacetime, sometimes its really bad. I got my arm crushed once in the Army (...er, I got me army crushed lol) (see journal), but no where near as bad as this. You've def. captured the emotion here.
The dragging was sort of a personal objection more than anything else, i guess. It's just horrible to see another person in a situation like that, even if they dodn't notice. It just looks like they're treating him so impersonaly.