© Steve Viscot
North-West Frontier Province
This soldier was assigned to us for our safety in the town of Madyan. The authorities keep strict track on you while in Pakistan. Kidknapped foreigners are bad PR. I often felt a little uneasy when one of these guys is sitting next to you, playing with his kalashnikov, in a small taxi driving over a bumpy road. To be honest I never felt unsafe during the 1 month in Pakistan. In my opinion the people of the North West Frontier by the Afghan border are among the most hospitable you can ever hope to meet. The frase " welcome to my house, I'll protect you with my life" is one I heard often. And you can be sure they mean it. After welcoming you with tea you'll then be taken to the gun collection of the house...strange place
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for the subjects, for the position of the men....in a line...
nice documentary picture. I like a lot how you have play with the lights, giving a dark feeling, and just showing what can makes us to imagine the atmosphere of the place...the kalashnicof, and the street how goes inside the city. Nice composition too,
Hasta la vista,
PS: the soldier is the soldier of your portrait series ?
and what you have done in Pakistan...ONG job ?
i like how this picture is composed from the first man in foreground to the last one. we have just to follow this small street, a fine journalistique picture.
iedereen zou zeggen : "wa doe de daar in godsnaam ???? " :))
looks quite dangerous, even when they say they will protect you. you will never find me there, thanks a lot :))
but, it's a great photo, the feeling of depth, the play with the light and the daily life . one has the impression that they even didn't see you . great catch !