Two points. 1) After colourisation the subjects now look like actors in a modern historical drama. 2) We, well, certainly I, sometimes forget when looking at b/w movies that in their lives, at that time there was actually colour.
Ryan Kellys Pulitzer winning shot of Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields, Jr driving into the crowd in Charlottesville. The backstory to this is that he had already quit as a photographer and taken a job in a brewery and this was his last assignment. I particularly like how the guys in mid air are in focus and the bystanders arent . That and the little 'love' sign top right.
Horrific injuries man you must have a fantastic mental attitude to not only survive them but to carry on with your life.
Not meaning to offend but looking at that photo reminds me of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I worked with a bloke who had an above the knee amputaion he joined some sort of an agency and when needed he works on movies depicting casualties getting limbs blown off. He wouldn't say how much he was paid but did say it was worthwhile money wise and was good fun.
We came within a ball hair of being sent. The police declared it a murder investigation (which meant we couldn't touch the evidence) while we were waiting for the coaches to turn up. I have always been very glad we didn't go, especially as one RHF lad I knew never properly recovered from the things he saw there.
A few of the imagery analysts at JARIC were tasked with examining air photos of the debris trail to try and locate the bodies and other human remains etc. Many of the remains were eventually recovered from tree tops, and thick brush where the lack of leaves meant that they culd be seen relatively easily from the air.
I was based at JARIC at the time, on my last 6 months before leaving the army. Fortunately for me I went off on leave the day before it all happened in order to catch up on some pre-release course paperwork and my boss decided that he had enough manpower on hand to do the task without recalling me from leave. Apparently it wasn't a pleasant task but a lot less harrowing than for the troops who had to go out and collect the remains.
I’ll add to that by saying it shows the true professionalism of the Armed Forces, not just the British in this instance, but the Danes.
I’ll always remain proud of serving and those I had the good fortune to serve with. What happenned to me was a consequence of the job I loved and I was fortunate that job also provided the means for me to survive and possibly enjoy life. Those in other occupations are not so lucky.