“You die tonight. Don’t leave your room.” In the current issue of Better Photography, Michael Coyne takes a light-hearted view of life in isolation – to help us get through our own 2020 challenges!
“No one likes to be confined to a small habitat, especially if someone threatens to shoot you there”, writes Michael.
“I was working with a group of revolutionaries in Jordan when one of their leaders was killed by a bomb as he started his car. Nobody was supposed to know the whereabouts of this man. I was the only outsider with the group, so suspicion fell on me.
“One of the interesting upshots of working with groups on the fringes of mainstream politics is the amount of time you spend waiting for something to happen. Like soldiers in combat, it’s ten percent of action and ninety percent waiting.
“I was in the room for a number of days, waiting for the revolutionaries to come and get me.”
So, what happened? Michael explains exactly what happened, but only after reliving a number of other ‘isolation’ experiences that will bring a smile to your dial (and Michael lives in Victoria, so he understands what's going on only too well)!
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