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Different types of weapons by xbastex Different types of weapons by xbastex
Different types of weapons - Which one is more dangerous?

Juwenalia 2013, Cracow/Poland

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Given 2013-06-24
Different types of weapons by `xbastex Two kinds of shooting, two kind of weapons, and many possible interpretations for this image... ( Suggested by jadedPhotographer and Featured by myraincheck )
Critique by innerviki May 28, 2013, 10:02:03 AM
The weapon on the right is very persuasive... it is the device which serves for raising fear, coercion and eventually killing.

On the left side we have a weapon which has far more complex use than a gun. It can show truth or manipulate facts and images. Sometimes one accidental picture can ruin somebody's life or push him to commit suicide.

You are asking which of the weapons is more dangerous...
I would say that it's not a matter of weapon but of the one who holds it in his hands. Because he is the one who chooses how to use it...
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114 out of 116 deviants thought this was fair.

The message this image sends is incredibly wittily thought out and strong. The angles at which the "weapons" are being held are identical, it's amazing how well this frame was captured considering the fact that those are not models but real people in an actual situation.

There is a certain kind of contrast between the uniform and shirt, and how well protected the soldier is, while the photographer seems bare compared to him.

All I can say is congratulations, this is the kind of photography that is powerful and true and you captured it brilliantly.

This has been the highest rating of any critique that I have given, and it is well deserved. I love this shot and haven't seen something with such a strong impact in a long time.
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donnatello129 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing photography and an equally amazing concept!
jules-101 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
It is never about the weapon, but how or if one uses it and for what end. Of course guns kill people, irrelevant or misleading photos just confuse or hurt, usually..but they can also lead to anger, propaganda, provocation, which can lead to wars. So, it is the mind of the human holding the weapon that is the most dangerous of all:( (Sad) 
Jus2Pomme Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting picture and question! Good shot! 
thebadgerousone Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I adore this, it's a wonderfully shot piece. 
existencia5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Photographer
OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
... the most dangerous I don't know, but the most powerful, I've got an idea !
Very well seen !
traffic-sky Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This is immense, an awesome idea portrayed in a visually appealing way. I love this photo.
moscaliovam Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
DivideLP Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Hmm..zupełnie inny pomysł na zdjęcie. Oryginalnie.
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