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Saturday, 08 September 2012


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I like the portrait!

But could somebody explain to me how a self portrait like this is taken? Clearly he didn't press the shutter button himself...

As someone who is often frustrated at other people not being able to capture myself as I would like to be seen, I would be interested to know how this was done...

Risky work; he has done a great job and I hope he will be able to move on and do more. Photography is a work of the mind and he still has that. Thanks for sharing.

I wish he had thought a bit more about wardrobe and lighting, could have been a really great image..as it is, it doesn't quite accomplish what he set out to do and left things at an -is what it is- level for me.

And I feel that this photograph at the BBC report is even more amazing. He just looks like a regular photographer on his daily assignment.


As a subject and theme (Greek statuary) the image very powerful and simply works, even without knowing the text title. It would be a stopper on any wall. I like the subtle question raised by the chain wristlet, but I'm a bit bothered by the glasses, as they lead to distracting speculation about other prosthetics.

That's an awesome photograph.

What I like best about it is that you can read the story, the idea, the concept and the execution in an instant. The text following it adds nothing to what we already -- at some level -- know, looking at the photo. I won't trot out the usual "how brave" canard, because I see it much more as "what a clear vision".


Can't help but admire people who just face adversity head on and think "ok, on with life".

Watching the paralympics it's obvious that many so called disabled people are actually more able than I am - faster, stronger and certainly more motivated. It makes an enormous difference to people recovering from serious injury, or born disabled, to see that people are living a full life in spite of their loss.

Makes me think twice before I complain about my own situation.

Steve's point is excellent. One thing that separates the winners from the herd is motivation and hard work. People like Giles and elite athletes exemplify this.

Any distinction between Olympians and Paralympians is due to physical characteristics and they are segregated accordingly. The distinction between them and the rest of us is vast.

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