I just wanted to share this here also as it's receiving so much moving feedback. If one image can make such a deep impact, it would be nice to share it with as many people as possible.
This is an image I made for a local surplus stores photo contest that has a theme of war and love.
Hi Tomi, how wonderful and touching your photograph is. I've had these two available for several years and for me, I have an emotional connection and a story / message that is being told within both of them. Though many people will be captivated and moved with "war" imagery, I have found that they don't make for good sales. (or at least not mine). Weather you decided to put it up for sale or not, thank you for sharing your work with others.
"This is a captivating, well made photograph, Tomi.
I would love to know more about it.
Were you a war correspondent? If so, during which war did you make this photograph?"
Oh no no. Like I said that image was made specifically for the contest. Theres me and my daughter originally sitting in our living room. Rest of the scene is made afterwards. Lot's of photoshopping then.