Everyday fears are part of life. Modern life provides new variations of fear of death and suffering on scales previously unimaginable.
Is it safe to go outside?
Giant lettering at a shopping mall is an unsettling way to deliver a warning... an impending attack, or an impending liquidation sale?
Are we the prisoners of our own fears, trading our privacy for illusive security? Is it safe to go outside?
Biting humor in a fish restaurant reaches out and grabs male insecurities where it hurts.
Thrills await the adventurous willing to experience risks, whether real or vicarious. The floor we stand on may or may not be enough to protect us from what lies below.
The open road has many charms, but outside the bubbles of our vehicles the elemental forces may be gathering for another assault on our safety. "Be prepared!"
Ectoplasm captured in Ektachrome? Someone hiding their identity, with malevolent intentions? Playing with our fears is better than playing to them.
Contemplation and surprise... a sneak attack.
Shrill alarms that Christmas is under attack. Deflated illusions of the big man in the red suit. Deliver the goods yourself.
Both photographed and drawn, both real and imagined. Everyone knows now.
Peace and justice can be wished for, or fought for. Politics can be deadly, as the power interests protect their own.
The ultimate impersonal horror. Politics, fear, distrust - others. You're not really safe inside, but you don't need to worry about radiation from your TV
Politics and weapons make for uncomfortable bedfellows with sometimes tragic results. Red light ahead.
Insecurity forces are on the rise as America arms up.
Maybe it's just for fun. Maybe it will make us more secure... or maybe not.
Militant forces are launching an assault on the infrastructure. The underground is holding onto the Subway for now.
Train your snake to help protect the peace.
We may one day suffer a violent beating, a gory make-up job, or a lousy movie. Some outcomes are more likely than others.
Shawn C Smith
A temporary reprieve. But it looks like a good idea
Feature edited and written by Ken Duffy