Sunday, February 19, 2006
when i was in university and was takin a photo-journalism course.. i had to go to a juvenile jail and take images of any prisoner there... well.. anyway... it was a weird expereince i saw this guy who was in jail at teh age of 16... for something he did.. i didnt know what then.. neway.. i started makin him pose for me behind bars and with handcuffs .. u know the whole JAIL loook.. i went a couple of times.. took pics of this guy.. kind of thinking of it as an adventure.. until for one moment it hit me.. im in a jail.. takin pics of a dangerous man who has been kept away for the safety of the human race. so i ask the gaurd... " what is this kid in here for?" with a smile.. i expected somehting like " drugs" ... well... to my surprise... he was in for RAPE!!! AAAAAAAAH i have been takin photos of a RAPIST!!
anyway.... that was the last time i gave him a visit! hehe i mean what did i expect? argh?! silly me... ne way.. this got me thinking.. abt the idea of jail.. being imprisoned.. and does being behind necessarily be the only way a person can be imprisoneh? i say NO!
Sometimes we are imprisoned in our own homes.. by our parents.. by society.. by what is expected from us !
someimes ppl in jail feel more free than ppl living under the roof of thier house.. Freedom is not just physical freedom.. runing around in a prak enjoying the sun's rays reflecting on ur skin.. its deeper than that.. freedom is all in our head.. what is freedom to each an everyone of us?
Is it doing what u want? saying what u want? when u want to? hmmm is anyone 100% free?! i rememeber seeing the movie " Shawshank REdemption" and there was a part when one of the prisoners had to leave... after being in jail for soo long.. he couldnt survive in the real world and commited suicide.. (great movie by the way)
its like the concept of being surrounded by ppl yet u feel lonely.. being out in the open air and feel that u cant breathe.. being free to walk around and yet feel like ur trapped behing bars...
side note.. i do not in anyway encourage RApe or going to prison lol ok? heh