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on Mar 11, 2010 in Field Reports

Simple Click – And the Door Slams Closed

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When we were told the stories of what happened during the 36hrs of the riot, I couldn’t help but just say to myself, “This IS Hell!” Then I started to walk around and take in the surroundings and the light and was doing so when I came upon this scene. This was for some poor soul once a home, then a prison and then the last thing he saw on this planet.

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When I was looking down, I saw on the cement the scraps of all the times the door opened and closed, locking in some poor soul. I simply put the camera on the ground, literally, opened up the lens to throw out of focus the scraps and then went click. And both images, minus exposure was a must to deepen the shadows and color.

Photos captured by D3x, 24f1.4AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film