Humanity

Love and Fear

The walls of my daughter’s nursery are brightly decorated with affirmations of love, friendship and community. As she grows up, I know the messages around her will change. On the tube in London, I observe the messages being broadcast to me. "Machete Murder in Park Full of Playing Children”. How our messages change. Fear assaults us yet most of us continue to search for that childhood innocence.

In an attempt to alter my adult reality of constant fear, I spent an afternoon in Brixton recently with my camera, meditating, trying to replicate the feelings of love and peace I feel when photographing in the natural wild.  This project has yielded a world in two tones – love and fear.

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    Andrew Scriven

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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/250sec, F10, ISO 1250

    This photograph captures something important for the whole series. It shows our human reaction to the fear being broadcast upon us through the little girl as she winces. Nobody else in the frame appears to pay any attention to the message. Nobody objects. We are accustomed to seeing messages like these and we accept them as part of our lives. However, we may learn not to grimace but the fear does permeate into us and we are affected.

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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/250sec, F10, ISO 1000
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    Andrew Scriven

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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/100sec, F10, ISO 1000
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    Andrew Scriven

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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA

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    Andrew Scriven

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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/160sec, F8, ISO 1250

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    Andrew Scriven

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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/100sec, F10, ISO 100
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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/160sec, F8, ISO 400
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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/250sec, F10, ISO 160
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    Sony α7S / Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA 1/200sec, F8, ISO 1250
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