The Photography of Mike O'Neill ABIPP

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End of an Era

The British base at Lashkar Gah has been handed over to Afghan control. I spent a good deal of time at the base myself during my two tours of Afghanistan. Although I think the British Public do not realise that Lashkar Gah is a large City. Its name translated means ‘Soldier’s Place’ and it dates back to the time of Alexander the Great.

It has a hustle and bustle with thousands coming and going. Glimpses of modern technology mix with the traditions of old. It is a beautiful place and is target rich for any budding street photographer.

HELMAND SECURITY SHURA

TWENTY20 CRICKET

HELMAND SECURITY SHURA

HELMAND SECURITY SHURA

TWENTY20 CRICKET

TWENTY20 CRICKET

TWENTY20 CRICKET

TWENTY20 CRICKET

TWENTY20 CRICKET

It is certainly a place that I would one day like to go back to as a civilian.

VISIT OF PERMANENT UNDER SECRETARY TO SOLDIERS AND CIVIL SERVANTS IN AFGHANISTAN


Not Long Now

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In just a few short weeks I shall take over as the photographer for Task Force Helmand.  I am looking forward to the challenge of photographing some of the key stages of transition in the province and showing the control of security being handed over to Afghans.

I look forward to showing off what ‘The Black Rats’ of 4 Mechanized Brigade can do.