Photo of the Week: No Exit

Trapped in a metal box, thoughts circle my mind -
bouncing and echoing against the inside of my skull.
There was nothing we could do.
She couldn't be saved.
It's not my fault.
But I can't help feeling responsible.

The loop starts again.

There was nothing we could do.
She couldn't be saved.
It's not my fault.
But I can't help feeling responsible.

There is no escape.
There is not exit.

Over the past few weeks I've made an effort to carry my camera with me and shoot photos to accompany my Subway Writings . The silent shooting mode on the A7S paired with a telephoto macro lens allows me to capture moments in a stealthy manner without disrupting the moment. The sharpness of the Canon 100mm Macro L lens also helps me compensate for the clarity loss that can be caused by shooting through dirty or foggy glass.

Why Do I love This Photo?

The expression of deep thought on the mans' face coupled with the No Exit signs add an extra inner turmoil to the moment. While shooting street photography, conceptualizing the shot can take a backseat to pure documentation; however, I took my time with this moment. The frame immediately struck me and I knew where all the heavy visuals needed to exist in frame to capture the feeling of a heavy burden. I loved this photo before the shutter was ever activated.