”The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.”
Arthur C. Clarke
Five years ago, the War on Terror (TM) kicked off for good after weeks of toing and froing at the UN and demonstrations around the world by millions of people.
Five years on, things don't seem to have improved much. The world is still and dangerous place (probably more dangerous as a result of this war) and hundred of thousand of people have died seemingly for nothing.
I took this picture on the Embankment during the anti-war demonstration on 15 February 2003 which brought together 2 million people to the streets of London, making it, I think, the biggest ever demonstration in the UK.
The sad and corny truth is that Nicolas fell in love with London a few years before his migration after spending a week walking the streets of this hallowed city. It was like coming home. And so it passed that sarf London became home. During the intervening years, Nicolas has been a member of the London Gay Men's Chorus and has flexed is political muscle by getting involved with his local LGBT network and LGBT History Month. Nicolas is the moderator of the London Gay Reading Group, and an occasional contributor to Londonist.com, PinkNews and Gay Star News. He has also accrued an extensive online presence (read: he doesn't have a life and spends too much time online) centred around his blog.
Nicolas likes taking pictures (he is a member of the Gay Photographers Network) and reviewing things. His pictures have so far been shown in two group exhibitions: Men: Deep Desires and Broken Dreams at the Riverside Studios in February 2012 and F20-12 at the Strand Gallery in June 2012. They have been used by Channel 4, CNN, The Guardian (website), Tate Modern, London Underground, Londonist, VisitBritain, The Royal Society for the Arts, The Friend, Action on Smoking and Health, Concrete, LGBT History Month, Catholic Times, The London Gay Men's Chorus, Inside The Games, The University of Central Lancashire, among others.