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A different view

It's interesting to see and hear people's reactions to particular photographs. This photograph from Soundwave 2010 is a personal favourite.

When posted to social media it gets a very positive response as I am able to share the story that makes this moment so special. On the flip side, when this photograph has been on show in an exhibition the reactions are very different. I can see people being drawn to the image and their curiosity while it would appear many are also nervous about it. What is really going on here … Right?

In The Pit
Soundwave, Melbourne 2010
© Zo Damage
(Limited Edition)

I had never seen so many young women crowd surfing and giving the lads a run for their money at a major festival before. The energy was incredible. I wanted to take photos of the people who had come across the barrier as they left the pit. 

IN THE PIT is of one of the young women who crowd surfed her way over the D-Ring making it to the barrier, into the pit and headed back out for more. Regardless of how other people see this photograph, to me it represents dignity, courage and strength.

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