Saturday, 4 January 2014

Zoned Out

A couple of photos of the Royal Green Jackets in Belfast, some time pre-1976, from the IWM site:

Fascinating mainly for the overwhelming depiction of entropy - there's nothing in these pictures that doesn't seem to be falling apart. Even the soldiers look shabby, the officer in the foreground in some kind of trance.

How strange, the 20th Century.

3 comments:

Paul Hebron said...

not just the entropy but the anonymity, the generic terraces, bricks and tarmac of any industrial town in the country

also even though they've been staged it still looks powerfully shabby - in b & w it might be an album cover

Phil Knight said...

You can almost smell the leaded petrol fumes in the thick, moist air, can't you?

Bobby's Dream said...

They could be on the set of any number of episodes of Dr Who from the 70's.