On the 28th June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was travelling to a hospital in Sarajevo when his driver took the wrong route and stopped to back up the car. As he was reversing, the car stalled in front of a cafe, where a member of the black hand terrorist group, Gavrilo Princip, happened to be buying a sandwich. ⠀
This coincidental mishap allowed Princip the opportunity to shoot and assassinate the Archduke, thus setting in motion the events of WW1.⠀
Think about this. If Gavrilo Princip hadn't have stopped to buy a sandwich where he did on 28th June 1914, WW1 might never have happened. Tens of millions of people wouldn't have died. European nations would have put more resources into building economies. The US would have remained more isolated from the rest of the world. Germany would not have been punished at Versailles, and Hitler would not have risen to power.⠀
When Princip stopped for that sandwich, he began a chain of events that would lead to the need for antibiotics and blood transfusions. The need for military spending, which drove the advent of nuclear energy and the internet.⠀
If Princip didn't stop for that sandwich, many of our grandparents wouldn't have crossed paths.⠀
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves it's the whim of a minute that can change everything.⠀
من اعتقاد دارم هر کاری را باید تا انتهایش رفت. تا انتهای عادی بودنش. آنقدر که در افق عادی بودنش محو شد از نگاه دیگران.
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Tomorrow at this time I'll be on a small island on Svalbard getting ready for photographing in the evening light (hopefully...)
Thanks to my incredible awesome and helpful friends from @greendogsvalbard I have got the opportunity to get a drop-off on that little island where I'll establish my basecamp. The weather forecast doesn't look too good but I am 100 procent determined to get the very best out of every single hour out there.
If everything works out well I'll have a few photos and some great moments to share with you when I return to home.
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As part of Sea Things we remade objects from the V&A's ceramics collection from waste plastics and experimental materials. They sit on beautiful oak and sycamore hand turned plinths whose profiles are fragments of the Eames Time Life Stools cut up with sections of plastic bottles.
On show now in the V&A's ceramics gallery as part of our @l_d_f_official #ldf2019 project with @sap
Photos by @editphoto #samjacobstudio