Weekly Post Challenge: “Careful”

Black and white BW B&W Hamilton Ontario Canada contemporary street photography

The Pulpit

Careful, this is not an AC/DC concert gathering.


8 thoughts on “Weekly Post Challenge: “Careful”

  1. Great street photography shot. Love how you made both the sign and the young people stand out. I’ll be honest – I have no clue of the context or what’s going on here. Don’t know why but somehow I’m reminded of drinking, drinking way too much and having way too much fun when one is young.

    • I squatted slightly for this one, not so much to make the young man in the centre of it all appear taller as he was already standing on a portable riser, but in order to get all of that sign in the frame.

      The guy with the sign is the sort of denizen that people refer to as a “wack-job” or “manic street preacher”. He belongs to a “Christianity-inspired” religious group in Hamilton that some say is a cult. I’ve photographed him a number of times; here’s one of them (https://hammerhomestreetphotography.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/my-fellow-citizens/).

      This was one of the rare occasions when he would belt out his gospel of frustration to the public, instead of just silently holding signs with religious sayings and scriptures. He always ends up attracting a gathering of mostly teenagers and young adults who taunt and ridicule him.

  2. I presume it is to do with Halloween , it has gone to everyone’s head. the real highway to Hell..in Lesbos..needs visitors to help..few wanna go there. Super photo and love to know what it is about.

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