Another day passes and we’re getting closer to seeing and experiencing the “new world”. Let’s face it, some things will never be the same, and there will be a cloud of the unexpected above us for the most part of this year…
Meanwhile, life goes on. I was going through the archives… again…:) and thought about starting a new series of posts. Nothing new here and lots of photobloggers have this section. I pick an image, it could be an important one or a more simple one but it’s the one that has a story behind it and so I share it along with the story of what made me capture it.
This is an image from April of 2016. Earlier that year a new law in France was introduced and the picture was taken on the day of National protests across the country. You can see the whole essay on that protest right here.
Here in Montpellier, the city centre became the centre of the action as young people took to the streets and of course that attracted quite a few hooligans to the cause. They took full advantage and started multiple fires across the city.
The fire in the image was the biggest and at early stages at that moment. People slowly started to avoid the central promenade which stretches just on the right side of the playground. To my surprise, I saw a little girl still playing in the playground and first didn’t notice anyone around her. It happened very fast. She started running towards her parent and I was already in the position to take a photo. My intention was to take an image of the metal curly tube that lead the eye to the big gramophone, which looked like it was blowing out fire. Then, the girl went in the right direction and I snapped the picture.
I have mixed emotions while looking at this image. What does it do to you? Do you see it differently after you have read the story behind? I’m curious to know.
I hope you’re well and thank you for visiting.