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The Syringe

By paulashby
This self portrait was taken to celebrate the humble Syringe as without this medical device I could not live being a type1 diabetic, also many life saving drugs would be useless without this delivery system.

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people Syringes

Voters: jarendell, Cor, acousticmist and 8 more

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Cor 9 Belgium
24 Sep 2010 8:56AM
A far reaching document > 10 < +++++

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acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 9:15AM
Although I appreciate the invention of the Syringe, I'm not so sure about the image, its a little sickly........Martin
paulashby 9 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 9:24AM
If staying alive is sickly then fair enough.
artcubis 10 6 United States
24 Sep 2010 9:29AM
Dramatic black and white photo brings home the message of living with diabetes. Hope they find a cure soon. I also like the expression in the eyes and face and posture.
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 9:33AM
Sorry Paul if I have upset you in anyway, I appreciate the syringe and that is keeps people like yourself alive, I am not having a dig at that fact, It is purely the image you have put on, turns my stomach a bit.........Regards Martin
paulashby 9 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 9:38AM
It's ok Martin, It's not everyones cup of tea I know , thanks for looking at it though.
24 Sep 2010 12:09PM
this is brilliant.
paulashby 9 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 3:47PM
Thanks Carmen, I love your work by the way.
scrimmy Plus
9 389 5 Scotland
24 Sep 2010 4:51PM
I did wonder what was going on here before I read your description. A cracking self portrait, one with a message, one that makes you think.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
24 Sep 2010 4:56PM
An important image, reflecting your diabetes with impact ! Excellent and to the .....point Paul. Ron.
MalkyG 8 16 Scotland
7 Oct 2010 2:06PM
A strong image, I too hope for a cure soon as my daughter is type 1,I wish I could take it all away from her,Well done on your message Paul.

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