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Peace Among Ruins | by Whitney Justesen
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Peace Among Ruins

Please, won't you tell me that it's almost over

 

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So this shoot was definitely one of the most fun I have had in a long time, albeit the messiest. I'd had this idea in my mind for a while now, and I couldn't be happier with the results.

The concept I had originally planned changed a bit last night though when I was talking to a good friend of mine from college, who mentioned that the flour and the dirt reminded him of wreckage and ashes from a bombing. It then made me consider this picture having to do with war, or more appropriately, the effects of war. It made me reflect on the loss of innocence that comes with a war; how those who experience it are forced to grow up and make difficult decisions, even if they do not want to.

It really made me think a lot, and I hope it will do the same for you.

 

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Taken on August 31, 2010