"No Photo!" "Step Aside!" "Go Away!"
Despite an attempt to be intimidating, shouting direct orders at me, this riot police force standing not far away from Taksim Place refused to be photographed, but I really wanted to add these guys to my cops collection so I just kneeled down with my wide lens and immortalized these tolerant guys on duty.
Some of them cracked a smile, other opting to keep their serious attitude, but as I have tested police throughout the world, sometimes with my lens in their face and always ignoring their directives, I can say that most of them are usually good guys, just trying to do their job.
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sevy (15367) 2013-11-13 3:46
Plutôt original comme sujet de photos.
Ca fonctionne grâce à la lisibilité de l'ensemble, le regard du flic en premier plan et par le rappel plus discret du second juste placé en bord de cadre.
jhm (143539) 2013-11-13 4:41
This is of course a little bit provocation against the police, I think that you here in Belgium, your camera was decreased without press card.
Notwithstanding your excellent picture, in high quality taken.
Try not in Brussels, to make pictures of police, or other groups young people, certainly comes in the hospital without camera.
You chose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Excellent presentation, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-13 4:43
hey, this is a charming team of our beloved robocops who showed lots of tolerence and friendship towards demonstrators of last june, all over turkey. according to some newspapers and tv channels, they might have accidentally murdered, blinded, poisoned and brutalized some demonstrators, putting into jail some others and keeping record of some others more. but who is to blame? they were actually doing their job, protecting the society from some dangerous anarchists and potential enemies of the state who did not and would probably never vote for the leading party. they also have talent for making effective use of materials science, ballistics and information technologies quite well, making use of the high-end weaponry and armory against protesters, also getting the IP addresses from major blog sites (maybe even from TE, even though it is not that major) to find out who were the initiators and supporters of the events. quite recently we have read that they started to break into some student houses, in which boys and girls were dwelling together, even without getting married. they could reach these houses with special thanks to informer neighbours who were so much concerned about the youth's health. of course this is to protect the turkish youth from any possible acts of corruption and kindly invite them to conservatism. this is an important task of our prime minister who says he wants to create a conservative generation. we should all be blessed for being protected by these guys, police and government hand in hand, they are the very essentials of our open and democratic society. without their affectionate and tolerant methods of protection and education, we would become corrupted, anarchic heretics, and probably burn in hell :)
i especially like the careful composition here, the diagonal of the cobblestone at the left bottom, exactly reaching the corner, is a proof of that.
holmertz (44496) 2013-11-13 7:48
This is an interesting photo, but in spite of your personal experience I have never managed to regard these guys as tolerant and friendly. As much as I like Turkey I always get in a bad mood whenever I see one Kurd or two leftists standing in a street handing out leaflets, closely guarded by 50 policemen in full riot gear. I would say this is really regardless of who is in power, be it a conservative government with Islamic roots or a secular government with well established Kemalist credentials. The authoritarian instincts, inherited from the Ottoman empire, sadly never seem to leave Turks alone.
halikarnas (6980) 2013-11-14 7:42
Benim memleketimden bir belgesel fotoğraf
İlerde neden çekildiğini insanlar biribirine sorsun.
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31562)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 2:57