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Dimensions2920 x 4386
Original file size14.9 MB
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Date taken6-Aug-07 10:35
Kevin O'Leary Photography


A spent metal shooting target sits in storage at a RAF military base in Northern England. The light from a window struck the tarnished metal in a way that brought the imaginary soldier to life. I remember thinking that he must be immortal. This image always polarizes its viewers. I remember preparing for an exhibition with the legendary art dealer Olga Koper. I was soliciting her opinion on which images to include in a show. I excluded this photo from the options. At the end of the session I showed her this and she had a powerful reaction. It became her favorite. I put in in the show but now I know Olga has a dark side!