Photographs from a small group of islands
May 01 2015 8 Comments
Hans ter Horst says
5/1/2015 at 3:32 pm
This touches a nerve for me having been laid off a couple of years ago and being unemployed for a while in Cameron’s UK; I can imagine the pressure in Japan to have a steady job to be immense. To me this is a man temporarily given up; all his dreams replaced by the boring job, forced to do endless overtime yet desperately clinging to this job he hates as it is the only thing he has to pay the mortgage.
5/1/2015 at 5:44 pm
Sorry to hear you had to go through that. And apologies for reminding you of it.
I haven’t lived back home in the UK for a long time, and suspect I never will again, but I desperately hope Cameron and his self-serving pals are ousted next week. Can’t say I’m overly optimistic though…
And as for here, yes, for many salaried workers life can’t be a lot of fun. The overtime, expectations, obligations, bullying etc. must take a heavy toll on one’s well being. And with full-time jobs increasingly making way for part-time or non-permanent posts, those factors are presumably only going to get worse…
5/1/2015 at 7:57 pm
It is the impact photography can have and I am sure your photos hit home for quite a few of your blog readers and it is a great thing to be able to achieve.
5/1/2015 at 9:42 pm
Thanks a lot. That’s very kind of you.
5/1/2015 at 8:05 pm
and on a cheery note….he’s risking sitting on something unsavoury to top it all off, or would be in the land of austerity savings..
5/1/2015 at 9:44 pm
Oh, god yeah. A bit of chewing gum if he was lucky, far more unpleasant things if he wasn’t…
Matt Talbot says
5/2/2015 at 2:41 am
As me Ma would always warn – “He’ll get piles!”
5/2/2015 at 10:16 am
Haven’t heard that for a long, long time!
Piles and a hangover. A very unpleasant mix…