More from the treasure trove of Frischling FishTales! This time he discusses his fantastic combat skills and mentions he's been shot (we suspect in the head) and beaten (again we suspect around the head).
We're also quite concerned about his repeated use of the word "homocide." Just because people have a different lifestyle does not mean they deserve to be a victim of homocide!
bit.listserv.nppa-l: best shots come from little guy
Steven Frischling 10/1/97
>So please remember, as the bullets fly around you and people are chasing
>you with iron bars, you have to be able to distill the situation in your
>mind and react fast enough to take the photos.
>It is a matter of skill and knowledge.
|Who's been shot more: Fiddy or Fishy?|
Just a thought, these images happen right here in the U.S. of A., as well about 10 blocks from my house. Although I have done some work overseas, the I.R.A. & Skinheads, I do my work here in my backyard and in other areas of the U.S. , I am not winning awards, and don't really care to, I am not world known, globe trotting and heavily published weekly, but I do and have dodged bullets and have been chased by people with iron bars, I have had my bones broken, stiches requied to heal the wound, and have had to dispose of pannels on a bullt proof vest because it was used to protect myself.
I have a number of images of gun play upclose & personal, have a few photos of guns being aimed at me, photos of riot situations from inside the riot & so on, I do not need to travel to find the wars, they are here. I spend a lot of time when I can in the inner cities and in heavy drug & homocide areas , from parts of NYC to East Palo Alto (the homocide capitol of the US for 2 years).
I had done a long story on a ravaged project, one with many homocides, and kidnapings , rapes & anything else you could find, an agency I had dealt with was totally unable to sell the images because it was from here in the U.S., so no US, Canadian or UK market was interested, it was suggested that I take my combat skills, and ideas for showing the story to somewhere like Israel's Gaza Strip or West Bank or Croatia. The story is 100% different there, the images are dfferent , I shot this because it where I live, and I was shot & beaten and chased and no one cared because it was here. That bothers me, but I still do it because I believe in the story being at home, I believe in the story being where you live, because that is where you should make a difference first.
Please do not think dangers on exist overseas, sometimes they happen just over the highway.
Steven E. FrischlingBy the way, where can we see these amazing photos he describes? Where are his photos of covering the IRA, or having a gun aimed at him or being inside a riot? Exactly when did this occur? Why aren't these surely incredible photos on his website?
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