August 18, 2019

August Shortlist – Does lack of opportunity lead to destruction?

Louis Martin, 21

Driving a car straight into the side of a caravan and then setting them both on fire. While this scene is seemingly a thoughtless act, I think this presents a societal truth. As the divide between upper and lower class continues to expand the chance of financial security for the lower class declines. Opportunities lessen, passions lay latent, people get bored. When the world looks down on you, why not smash a window? Steal a bike? Start a fire? Would it change that much? Maybe, maybe not, but it’s better than just sitting about.

Bored in Stenhouse, 2019Photography4 x 5