Gus & Sam | Head On Photo Festival

Gus & Sam

Photographer's Name: 
John McRae

Shot at my local butchery, Gus (the butcher) is cutting Sam (the lifeless victim) into little pieces. How often do we see others, and also ourselves, slip into the roles of Gus and Sam in the butchery of the human spirit — often passing for everyday communication? This image is confronting in the same way the gangrenous extremity on the cover of the cigarette packet is a reminder of the dangers of smoking.

Festival Year: 
2013