Anonymity; and the Internet.

Explored #1 on 6th of July


Ran into a couple of Anonymous with Guy Fawkes-masks the other day and ended up taking some pictures of them, I'll post more pictures later, so this is an appetizer of what's to come :)


The guys told me that they are hackers on steroids, fighting/protesting organizations such as the cult of scientology. They gave me an demonstration of their computer systems, which I managed to take a snapshot of without them noticing. It said Unitex 1103 on the box, but I can't find information about it anywhere, I believe it must be some sort of top secret prototype internet hate machine.


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Strobist info: Reflective umbrella and AF-500fgz camera left. Sun behind model right.

Camera: Pentax K10d with DA*50-135/2.8, PT04-CN triggers.

  • mendhak 6y

    You found hackers *wearing suits*? Something's not right here...
  • sveinmb 6y

    You have to wear a suit if you're using a Unitex. Anything else would just be blasphemic.
  • Parvez 6y

    Gratulerer med Explore!

    Thanks for your act of random kindness...really appreciate it!

    Ha en fin dag :)
  • Rolf Andreas 6y

    Stilig bilde!!

    Bra komposisjon, og liker veldig godt den gamle PCen! Men aller mest Whiskey-glasset :)

    Gratulerer med Explore!
  • Teemu Rytky 6y

    Great compo and well executed light!
  • Stuart Williams 6y

    Haha, this was open on my monitor when you were checking out my pics.
    I had to make lunch and then I saw you stopped in.
    I like this mask series and especially this one for the amazing outside setup and results.

    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
  • Anonymous 6y

  • Mike Southern 6y

    Brilliant image, great humour!
  • Blinding Sun 5y

    trolls trolling trolls trolling trolls

    rule 34
  • romanorlovblog 5y

    «It is a very nice picture, may I use it at my SEO blog?»
  • Stian Eikeland 5y

    Sure, just link back here :)
  • KJ' 5y

    Cool shot! :-D
  • Helena Amor 4y

    very interesting
  • Evan O'Neil 4y

    Excellent. Thanks for sharing with Creative Commons. I paired this with an article by Peter Singer on WikiLeaks and the Possibility of Open Diplomacy.
  • The Blackbird 4y

    I walked by the Scientology building on Hastings Street in Vancouver about an hour ago. They're still offering the free personality test, at least 25 years now. A casually dressed, middle aged man sat in a chair outside the door. Our eyes met as I approached. I smiled and said, "Business looks slow." He replied, "Enjoy your evening." I winked at him and said, "Gotta love WikiLeaks."
  • JC-Matt 4y

    This image is used at ( , which makes me wonder: did Wired get permission? Wired is a commercial enterprise, so particular permission would be needed from the photographer, as this is tagged CC-BY-NC-SA (unless the permissions were changed at some point from something more permissive.)

    OTOH,'s use is fine; it's part of a 501(c)3.

    Stian Eikeland, what's up?
  • blackigloo 4y

    you really lucked out that time, running into them like that! Great picture!
  • Jon Cassidy 3y

    I love this work I'm going to use it on my blog in a mention to Anonymous the hacking group. Of course I'm keeping to your CC 2.0 and thank you!
  • Mikhail Emelchenkov 2y

    I used your photo for blog about Information Security. By the way, I am a photographer myself and can say that it is a brilliant photo for hacker-minded people. It combines nature and technology, like a "go green" movement trend now. Invaluable.
  • free_time 6mo

    buon lavoro
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