Thanks for the Votes and Comments on my last upload.
Today something completely different. The first in a mini series of images entitled Chateaux Clan Ben Ali.
January last year saw the "Tunisian Revolution" and the ousting of the long term president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The spark was ignited quite literally by a street seller Mohamed Bouazizi - who after having his street cart repeatedly confiscated by the police (due to having insufficient funds to bribe them), set him self on fire.
The riots ultimately led to Ben Ali fleeing the country and the arrest of many of his family on charges of corruption and drug related crimes. In Hammamet the Ben Ali family had built several lavish holiday villas which - along with other Ben Ali family residences - were targeted by the Tunisian people during the uprising. The villas are now the property of the Tunisian people, and have been dubbed 'museums' - sad and somewhat ugly scars serving as reminders of Ben Ali's corrupt regime. This mini-series aims to document one such villa.
Personally, this is one of my favourite images in the series. I am somewhat dubious about starting with this as it perhaps sets a standard which the other images can't quite follow (however, I doubt any of the series will appeal to the masses on epz). But still - its the new year - and this image is not just one of my fav's from the series, but in fact of last year. I wanted to share it...
Thanks for looking - and thank you if you've been bothered to read the notes above.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkII |
|Lens:||EF17-40mm f/4L USM |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||5 Dec 2011 - 4:11 PM|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|Title:||The Ben Ali Spiral|
|Uploaded:||30 Oct 2012 - 11:53 AM|