14 Intense Emotions Photographed Up-close. The Eyes of The Shell Shocked Soldier Will Haunt You!

14 Intense Emotions Photographed Up-close. The Eyes of The Shell Shocked Soldier Will Haunt You!

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These photos will change you forever. These images are crazy! It’s a series showing how various expressions can be depicted through the eyes alone.
The differences in each image show just how much the eyes can truly speak. This is why at times, it’s easy to tell if someone is lying or not. Are they looking at you while speaking, or looking elsewhere? Eyes don’t lie.
When you are passionately and truly feeling something, they are controlled by just that….the passion…not you. It’s basically the coolest involuntary muscle action, in a voluntary muscle organ. What a strange and interesting contradiction, right?!

1. Madness   emotions-shot-in-closeup-0

Shell shock was the reaction of soldiers in World War I to the trauma of battle. It has been described as a reaction to the intensity of the bombardment and fighting that produced a helplessness appearing variously as panic, or flight, an inability to reason, sleep, walk or talk. A Shell Shocked soldier in a trench during the Battle of Courcelette in mid-September 1916. “Simply put, after even the most obedient soldier had enough shells rain down on him, without any means of fighting back, he often lost all self-control.”

2. Defeat   emotions-shot-in-closeup-1

Red Army soldier marches a German soldier into captivity after the Battle of Stalingrad. The Germans were trapped and rapidly ran out of heating fuel and medical supplies, and thousands started to die of frostbite, malnutrition, and disease. It is among the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with the higher estimates of combined casualties amounting to nearly two million.

3. Fear   emotions-shot-in-closeup-2

A fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, cries after being captured by the US 9th Army in Reichenbach, Germany, on April 3, 1945. He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad (Flakhelfer) who burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. His father died 1938 and his mother in 1944. He joined the Luftwaffe to support himself.

4. Trauma   emotions-shot-in-closeup-3

Injured danish soldier in Afghanistan. The writing on his forehead indicates that he had a tourniquet placed on him at 5 o’clock.

5. Suffering   emotions-shot-in-closeup-4

Nguyen Thi Ly, 9, suffers from Agent Orange disabilities. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange herbicide over Vietnam. This defoliant was used to immediately destroy crops, clear vegetation, and remove the dense forest that provided food and cover for Vietcong forces. At least 4.5 million Vietnamese, and 2.5 million American veterans, may have been exposed to the pesticide. Although the spraying ended 30 years ago, the dioxin from Agent Orange is still wreaking havoc on three generations of victims.

6. Courage   emotions-shot-in-closeup-5

Bibi Aisha, 18. In a practice which is was known as baad, Aisha’s father promised her to a Taliban fighter when she was 12 years old as compensation for a killing that a member of her family had committed. She was married at 14 and subjected to constant abuse. At 18, she fled the abuse but was caught by police, jailed, and returned to her family. Her father returned her to her in-laws. To take revenge on her escape, her father-in-law, husband, and three other family members took Aisha into the mountains, cut off her nose and her ears, and left her to die. Bibi was later rescued by aid workers and the U.S. military. Her mutilated face on the cover of Time magazine sparked controversy over the threat that looms over every Afghan woman.

7. Deceptive   emotions-shot-in-closeup-6

Photo shows Corporal Yukio Araki (age 17 years old) holding a puppy with four other young men (age 18 and years old) of the 72nd Shinbu Corps around him. An Asahi Shimbun cameraman took this photo on the day before the departure of the 72nd Shinbu Corps from Bansi Air Base for their Kamikaze (Divine Wind) mission in Okinawa. Yukio Araki died at the age of 17 years and 2 months in a suicide attack on American ships near Okinawa on May 27, 1945. Almost all Army kamikaze pilots during the Okinawan campaign were between 17 and 22 (Muranaga 1989, 12). Not the kind image people imagine when they hear about the infamous fanatic kamikaze pilots.

8. Haunted   emotions-shot-in-closeup-7

Closeup of the haunting stare of an emaciated American war prisoner as he lies on cot after his liberation from German prison camp by Allied forces. Taken in Limburg, Germany, 1945.

9. Insanity   emotions-shot-in-closeup-8

This man was handsome, charming and cultured, right until he raped and murdered young women. Ted Bundy proved that even the devil can be attractive. Bundy had unique techniques of luring his victims. He would drink alcohol before approaching potential victims, even in a crowd or in broad daylight, and gain their trust by faking an injury with his arm in a fake cast or a sling. He would at times act as a policeman or fire department personnel. After luring victims to his car, he would hit them on their head with a crowbar. He then raped and assaulted them sexually before strangling and mutilating them. This good looking maniac used to visit the corpses several times at the Taylor Mountain body dump site, apply makeup to them, and sleep with them till they putrefied. He was executed in 1989 after confessing to 40 murders.

10. Lost Innocence   emotions-shot-in-closeup-9

11. Predator   emotions-shot-in-closeup-10

Kiwi SAS operator Willie Apiata in Afghanistan deciding if the photographer is a threat.

12. Innocence   emotions-shot-in-closeup-11

The picture is called The Boy with the Sapphire Eyes. As soon as photographer Vanessa Bristow posted it she was flooded with accusations of photoshop. She responded by posting other pictures of the boy as it is in fact not altered. The blue eyes and dark skin probably represents Ocular Albinism or Nettleship-Falls albinism, or Juvenile uveitis. Both conditions cause the pigment of the iris to be less dense

13. Hell   emotions-shot-in-closeup-12

This is a photo from the German two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Horst Faas. The soldier in the photo is unknown but he is with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion on defense duty at Phuc Vinh airstrip in South Vietnam. June 18, 1965.

14. Awe   emotions-shot-in-closeup-13

Decided to end this album on a happy note. Children watching a dragon being slain in a Puppet show, Paris, 1963 by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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