A witness to an overnight shootout in Gastonia North Carfolina USA retells the story of wild men with guns"runing down the street shoting bang, bang, bang!"

Nikon F2 24mm lens 1/125sec f8 EI 400 Tri-X film

“Bang, bang,bang!!!” was featured in 50 Breathtaking Examples Of Street Photography And Photojournalism by RedBubble 8/16/11
“Bang, bang,bang!!!” was featured in B&W Photography 5/09/11
“Bang, bang,bang!!!” was featured in Visualizing Emotion 11/20/10
“Bang, bang,bang!!!” was featured in Speaking Photos 8/30/10
“Bang, bang,bang!!!” was featured in Analogue Photojournalism 2/17/10
“Bang, bang,bang!!!” was featured in Solo Exhibition 1/21/10
“Bang, bang,bang!!!” was featured in Kairos 11/25/09

Tags

gastonia, larry grayam, shootout, street photography, black and white, character, spot news, emotion

Comments

  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...almost 5 years ago

    For emotional impact this is very powerful Larry. Though there’s a few that give this PIc some competition I think this is my favorite of all your work.

  • I’m speachless Andrew.

    – Larry Grayam

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitaualmost 5 years ago

    What an outstanding bw! Instant fav!!

  • Thanks Jean

    – Larry Grayam

  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...almost 5 years ago

    I thought ah not a bad pic and it would be good for your self confidence so I featured it.

    Andrew.

  • I’m so pleased you are thinking about my confidence and self worth. Thanks Andrew. 8<)))

    – Larry Grayam

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertalmost 5 years ago

    A great capture with movement and drama, the sharpness of the mans face against the background brings out the action.

  • I first thought of naming this “Wild man” he was certainly a real character. Thanks Nigdaw

    – Larry Grayam

  • docophoto
    docophotoalmost 5 years ago

    Strong, powerful image. Moody and vaguely threatening.

  • Yes I can see that thanks docophoto

    – Larry Grayam

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 5 years ago

    what a great candid!.. such a mysterious intriguing capture

  • There is this haunting mood about this photo, thanks for seeing Isa.

    – Larry Grayam

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 5 years ago

    did you see this here

    they know how to pick em.. they do . congratulations .. this photo has such intrigue

  • Nice catch Isa I’m pleased they used two of mine to illustrate photojournalism.

    – Larry Grayam

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 5 years ago

    What an incredible shot Larry, ;))

  • Thanks Tatum, glad you like it

    – Larry Grayam

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing story, behind this amazing image !

  • Thanks soo much Laura

    – Larry Grayam

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJalmost 5 years ago

    Great,great,great ,did i mention great ?!

  • Great of you to comment, thanks Judy

    – Larry Grayam

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