Even when there’s a 500lb bomb you can learn something about photography. Here is Diethard Posorski (image credit: Marc Mueller, EPA), a bomb-disposal specialist, posing right next to such a bomb that, it turned out, he couldn’t defuse. So they blew it up (right in the heart of Munich).
All that bomb stuff aside, the photo is tremendously interesting: Most people would probably walk away slowly, carefully, yet briskly when seeing a massive unexploded bomb. Not Diethard Posorki, who, instead, poses with the bomb for a photograph. Because, his body language tells us, it’s not such a big deal. Notice the left hand’s middle finger casually resting on the bomb?
You could see this photograph in more ways than just one: It’s a souvenir alright (“Here’s that Munich bomb that we blew up.”), but it’s also a professional photograph: “This is my job, I know what I’m doing. Most people would be scared shitless, but I don’t care. Hey, I’m even touching the little fellow, without needing to look at it.” The bomb as a trophy - the professional in charge.