"your touch calms people."
(Source : mutiler)
|lestrade:||so sherlock, what do you think?|
|sherlock:||this woman is dead|
|lestrade:||okay...i was hoping you'd expand on that|
|sherlock:||this woman is hella dead|
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, after an American drone strike in southern Helmand Province, which the military conceded had killed and wounded civilians.
Mr. Karzai had lashed out at his American allies after the Thursday attack, which came at a delicate moment when talks between Mr. Karzai and the United States over a long-term security agreement have reached an impasse. The Americans have told Mr. Karzai that unless he signs the agreement promptly, they will begin planning for a total withdrawal of American and NATO forces after the end of next year.
Mr. Karzai vowed this week, at the conclusion of a loya jirga, or grand council, that he would cancel the security agreement completely if there was even one more raid that killed civilians.
These images are from a personal project on couples who belong to the “mod scene”, a subculture that originated in Britain in the late fifties and became very popular during the sixties.
While their style is what catches the eye at first, my interest in developing this project goes well beyond their appearance. The subculture and all of its elements - the fashion, the music, the scooters,… – only provide the framework for this project. From an outsider point of view, I am trying to get a glimpse of their identity beyond the “mask” and to portray them for who they are, rather than for what they wear.
I decided to focus on couples because I am fascinated by the way their identities blend together to produce something larger than the sum of its parts. I am also quite interested in the relationship between a person and his or her surrounding environment, in seeing how they complement each other.
Consequently, I took elaborate planning out of the equation when making these pictures: the couples chose what to wear and where to be photographed.
The world depicted in the pictures is entirely the world they have created for themselves.
The project is still ongoing.