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2.1 - "Needs Work" 

The title of this image is 'Welcome stranger, Welcome home'. The viewer is arriving somewhere, somewhere they don't know. It's safer than where they've come from, but only in comparison. What will happen once they cross the bridge they cannot guess, but they have no choice but to find out.

This image was shot on the Fuji XT-2 with the 10-24mm f4 at 10mm. The wide angle was chosen to elongate the bridge and create a sense of unease. This is also present in the subjects pose. Outwardly it is friendly and welcoming, but there is just something wrong about it, this person isn't a friend, but are they an enemy?

WARNING!!! The gas mask is a soviet GP-5, these are quite easy to source because they were made literally by the millions. If you going to shoot with one then I advise pulling out the air outlet valve so that you can breath in through it as well as out (its located under the chin). Whatever you do don't breath through the air filter itself because these old soviet ones might contain asbestos. If you leave the rubber stopper in place on the filter to block the air flow, make sure there is another way for air to get into the mask. Also be sure to have a friend and a pair of scissors on hand. Because of the all rubber construction, these GP-5 masks can actually suction to your head and become impossible to remove, which can suffocate whoever is wearing them. Remember, do your own research and be careful, getting the shot is never worth risking harm to you or anyone else.

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