- I Am Not At War. Anti War Demo, Trafalgar Square, London, UK, 2002. After the demonstration, this young peace activist finds friendship in a fellow demonstrator's dog. Like most photojournalist colleagues, I’ve been photographing anti-war demonstrations, and a call for peace, for decades. The wars change, but the hope for peace by the majority is always overshadowed by the power mad and greedy’s willingness for war, almost always for gaining wealth, camouflaged by religion or straight forward lies. Last year saw the war on Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) waged by Azerbaijan and Turkey, whilst the world stood back and sold drones and missiles to the aggressors. Now we have the heartbreaking situation in Gaza. It’s saddening to realise that its in our nature to destroy each other.When religion, or a lack of respect for a neighbour’s religion, leads to war, it truly is a sad lacking of humanity.It’s amazing how inanimate objects can bring such an immediate connection to one’s personal history. I picked up my Nikon FM2, a camera which I bought at least 26 years ago. Dented and scarred, it was once even waterlogged, but a day by a radiator brought it back to life and it’s continued to work ever since. It felt absolutely right as I raised it to my eye and focused the 35mm Nikkor. It felt so natural, so instinctive, like I had only used it on assignment earlier in the day; the fact is, I have no recollection what the last assignment I shot on it was. Such a phenomenal camera. For full on nostalgic measure, it lives in a Domke F2 camera bag alongside my Nikon F3.Such a wonderful moment.Morning Reflections. #urbanlandscape #light #reflection #reflections #windows #monochromehome #bw #blackandwhitephotography #lumix #lumixs1r #lumixpro #lumixspro2470Italian Flair; the intricate nib design on a Montegrappa Fountain Pen. London, UK. May 08, 2021. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian #fountainpen #fountainpens #fountainpenlove #fountainpencommunity #fountainpenaddict #montegrappa #fountainpensofinstagram #fountainpenink #italianflair #italiandesign #fountainpennetwork @montegrappaitalia @montegrappa_uk #design #flair #shapes #geometricalshapes #composition #macro #detail #productphotography #commercialphotography #lumix #lumixg9 #m43 #leica #leicar60macro #leicarlens
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