Joe Alterio's blog on illustration, comix, design, animation, and other bouts of total awesomeness.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Troubles

While searching Flickr for copyright free shots for comps for the agency I work for (dirty little internet secret), I stumbled upon this brilliant photoset by a photographer, Peter Denton in the UK who, for a time, worked as the still photographer for the UK program "This Week", documenting the upheaval in Ireland at the time. Besides the lovely framing, the quality of the images, somewhere between post-apocalyptic and magical realism , is only enhanced by the heavy red and yellow tone of the film and the overcast sky. Red vans, pink berets, coats of arms, blue graffiti, yellow banners. Sometimes, a set of images taken together carries a weight the one alone can't.

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