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Action Man

Action Man was my favourite childhood toy and what got me into photography, needing a more family friendly pastime after the children were born. I 'collect...
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Action Man was my favourite childhood toy and what got me into photography, needing a more family friendly pastime after the children were born. I 'collected' initially, but fed up with just looking at them on the shelves, sought to rekindle some of the childhood fun, albeit from an adult's perspective and several decades of military service.

Eight years old at the time of the Falklands war, I had recreated the battles seen on TV on the living room carpet with my action men. In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the conflict, I sought to recreate of some of the iconic images through the eyes of that eight year old child, but from an adult perspective and produce a book to raise fund for Help4Heroes and Combat Stress. Sadly, the South Atlantic Medal Association did not appreciate the perspective and had rather a sense of humour failure so the initiative was dropped.
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kc_shutterbug PRO+
 
kc_shutterbug August 15, 2016
This made me literally LOL.

=)
TimMatthews160 PRO
 
TimMatthews160 August 15, 2016
Thanks, I'm glad the picture evoked a reaction :-)
AmandaJayne
 
AmandaJayne August 16, 2016
Hooray a man with a sense of humour more of action man please :)
TimMatthews160 PRO
 
TimMatthews160 August 16, 2016
Bless you, thanks AmandaJayne, I have plenty more, perhaps I'll share them then :-)

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