12th floor, Arlington House, Margate.
When I was fourteen I remember seeing the dead body as it lay in a pool of blood. She had jumped from the eighteenth floor and gone through the canopy of the shops below.
I’ve never forgotten them taking her away in a black bag.
Her name was Michelle, she was 32 years old.

200mm, F/10, 1/500 sec, ISO-400
Tripod: NO, Flash: NO


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  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonabout 5 years ago

    that’s horrific incident to witness and remember…. hope it fades from your head…
    this image is very sharp and chic…. awesome capture… : )

  • Many thanks for the comments, but unfortunately, I don’t think i’ll ever forget what I saw that day.

    – Pepperkayn

  • Paul Morley
    Paul Morleyabout 5 years ago

    Well seen shot. Photo with your words are powerful stuff.

  • I like to tell the story behind the image, it can make it more meaningful.
    Thanks for the comment.

    – Pepperkayn

  • Paul Davey
    Paul Daveyabout 5 years ago

    A good documentary image. :-)

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaabout 5 years ago

    I like it. :)

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    OMG that’s awful and I know what it’s like as my 2nd son went over the balcony – excellent imagery with such a message, very well done

  • Thanks!
    I’m assuming your son was OK?

    – Pepperkayn

  • SSgtUSMC
    SSgtUSMCabout 5 years ago

    very nice work, she has the perfect view!

  • It’s just a shame her view is of neglected Margate!

    – Pepperkayn

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 5 years ago

    Powerful words – I remember my first trip to Margate many years ago. Ambulance screeching away and a local’s description “oh, it’s just another stabbing …”

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanalmost 5 years ago

    I recognise the building from the tight crop with no description, and we once knew someone who lived on the 2nd but top floor (the view out was a lot better (and was also 20 years ago) than the view in).

  • mlinehan
    mlinehanover 4 years ago

    At least someone remembers her. There’s a good chance that you may be the only one who does so keep her with you.

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