School Boy Soldier

141/365

I wanted to try to give this a 1940s/50s feel, I've been wanting to take a photo with this tank for a little while now, and was finally able to since I had no work.

 

Ask me anything!

Tumblr

  • Marwane Pallas 3y

    When the Gis came to france in 1944, they left a strong impression, with their lucky strike cigarettes (and bubble gums.), distribuing some to the local population. I really like this picture!
  • Caroline 3y

    very cool! I love the vintage feel!
  • Al Lafolie 3y

    You certainly nailed it sir. Your retrography is amazing.
  • Kiara Rose 3y

    What I need to know is, where the hell did you find this tank?!
  • trini61 3y

    love the nostalgic mood and the vintage feel...the colors are perfect. awesome tank btw.
  • Paige Nelson 3y

    So this is awesome.
  • SamanthaLabrecque 3y

    This is amazing! What is really crazy is that I've been super obsessed with the WW2 era lately. Reading, watching documentaries. I so appreciate this one!! :)
  • gurbir.grewal 3y

    Kiara Rose ditto

    but moreover, I definitely think you achieved the retro aesthetic you were aiming for. the toning and your pose work perfectly towards it
  • Kyle Thompson 3y

    Thanks so much for the comments every one!
    Marwane Pallas Thanks! And thats really interesting!
    Kiara Rose gurbir.grewal Haha, the guy who created the Chicago Tribune collected tanks from world war 2, and when he died he put in his will that his estate should be open for the public, so they have a big park with tanks in it. I remember I used to go here when I was a kid and climb on the tanks haha. But I've actually driven by other places around chicago with real WW2 tanks on display. Not sure why theres so many in the Chicago area.
  • Josh: 3y

    This is such a great shot! The pose goes with the title perfectly. I really like this image!
    You're awesome man :)
  • Ares Xander 3y

    very old time'y :) it's really cool that you finally got to use this in your pic ;) totally worth it!
  • Sean.Stein 3y

    You really nailed the atmosphere of this picture....well done!
  • D'oh Boy (Mark Holloway) 3y

    This is an M24 "Chaffee" Light Tank :-)
  • me-graphy 3y

    magnificent image :)
  • Ramco ROR 3y

    very nice
  • ☆ j é r e n 3y

    Génial
  • Keither Alvord 3y

    I want a tank to take pictures with...
  • Catapult99 3y

    D'oh Boy (Mark Holloway) An informative comment. I like that.
  • Logan Zillmer 2y

    This is one if my favorites of yours. Great pose.
32,240 views
120 faves
19 comments
Taken on May 2, 2012
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 4 groups
This photo is in 1 album
  • 365 365 items

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context