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to the sky | nameless and the scientist, collected works

softcover, A5 perfect bound, 32p b&w, 8p colour.

This Saturday I’ll be selling my books and selected prints at SMASH, located at the Sydney Convention Center. I’ll be sharing table space at Table #38 with Jia Ling and Hwei/Lalage, infinitely lovely people and artists, so do drop by and come for a chat!

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Happy Valentine’s day, lalage! You didn’t specify a pairing you just said you liked EVERYONE so here is everyone!!

An image a lot like mine was posted only recently on Pixiv T__T but I swear I was doing this several weeks ago, sob. I hope you like iiiit ;w; it was tough when I found out I got you because I love your art in the JJBA community (and in general, gosh) and so I was really really nervous ; A;

I hope you have a really wonderful Valentine and if you’d like the separate frames of this then I can definitely send them to you!

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      “…ah, but i don’t blame you; i’ll never burn as brilliant as you. it’s only fair

                                      that i should be the one
                to chase you across ten, twenty-five, a hundred lifetimes
                        until i find the one where you’ll return to me.”



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Haunting Soldier Portraits Capture the Lasting Consequences of War

Want to know how war affects the soldiers who fight it? Just look at their faces.

That’s the idea behind Lalage Snow’s gripping portraits series We Are The Not Dead. Presented as triptychs, they portray British soldiers at points before, during and after a seven month deployment to Afghanistan. Each individual portrait is accompanied by a quote, and taken together the words and photos are meant to provide a first-person window into what it means to fight a war.

“That’s what photography is all about, to me at least, ” says Snow. “Giving people a voice.”

She got the idea for the series during a three year period from early 2007 to late 2009, when she was embedded with coalition units in Afghanistan and Iraq as a freelance photographer. The embeds afforded her a close-up view of soldiers as they returned deeply affected from the experiences of war, often bearing profound psychological scars.

She first met the soldiers who appear in the portraits in 2010 while spending three months training with their unit as it prepared to be shipped to Afghanistan. She was then embedded with them off and on during their deployment.

“I got to know them personally as friends and understood what made them tick individually,” she says.

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