The Professionals, #5
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The Professionals, #5
1989, 42 x 30 cm


The landscape behind is Whitehall in London, with Downing St. and the Admiralty building among others, and the M.O.D. behind us, so to speak...

It's really just a composition using the Professionals' 'Doyle', again from the endpapers of their 'Annual' (because it's a good size), and another of my photos from the Bogside, this time from behind the Army lines, one soldier is trying to stamp out the flames of a petrol-bomb.

An odd thing about this picture, (like a couple of others), is that, a few years after making it, I saw on TV a very similar (but perhaps more shocking, being 'reality'), scene- in that case the aftermath of the mortar-bomb attac on Downing St., the shot was of the van used burning on this or the next street corner, and with a bobby framed in the foreground.


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