Remembrance Sunday and the Two Minute Silence held on 11th Day of the 11th month have been observed since the end of the First World War, but their relevance remains undiminished. When we bow our heads in reflection, we remember those who fought for our freedom during the two World Wars. But we also mourn and honour those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts.
In light of this, the portrayal of a war hero’s bloody face, the symbolism of extreme confinement of casts, masks and braces and misplaced body parts, which can only mean the loss of limbs, lends itself a more telling cache. Lest we forget.
Dazed&Confused July 2010
Photographer: Richard Burbridge
Stylist: Robbie Spencer
Hair: Shon at Julian Watson
Makeup: Peter Philips at Art+Commerce