TIPPIN’: An image that is both instilled with strong elements of terror and humour is the startling one you see in front of you at the moment. Depicting a ‘beached’ cargo ship tipped to a side, it has an epic, overly dramatic edge to it. Yet, as with most photography, it depicts a very real snapshot in time.
Whilst people, some of them probably ‘passengers’ or workers on the ship, crowd around the huge seafaring vessel tipped onto its side like a fallen creature, two youngsters play football in the foreground. Just because, it’s completely the most appropriate time to do so, you know.
The contrast between the relief and carefree nature of the two youngsters and the tension and panic of the adults further in the background bring an unconventional twist to this haunting, cinematic image.
I’m not sure when and where this happened, but if you know, please feel free to beep me 911, as per usual!