I love this work as I have been reading about war photography recently. Many war photographers would even rearrange dead bodies to get the right shot. As you probably know photography has been used in many negative ways to control and categorise people; in police records, anthropology, lunatic asylums etc, so for me this work really embodies all of that.
I somewhat agree with what was said about these soldiers finding a new toy, or atleast it somehow looks like the camera is something odd and new to them. Maybe a tool to question how things are? Also, this to me looks like your self-portrait in a way!
To my camera is just a tool like a gun to a soulder ore soulder to the ones in bower. The title "The Camera Enthusiast" is a inside joke for all that now me, now that I hate (what a strong word) people who think photacrafy is about cameras... my images in general has as much do do with cameras as your paintings has do do with you brushes. This is my first and properly last image where I comment on my dislike of people who talk and talk of there cameras... camera enthusiasts... tool enthusiasts.
I know it seems odd to comment long after the posting, but I was wandering thru your page again (should be working HA HA!) and couldn't help but agree with you 100% on the camera being only a tool. I find it annoying that everyone with a camera thinks they are a photographer. It takes more than just a digital camera with all kinds of built in gimmicks or photoshop style fx to create an image of substance and concept. Your work has a vision and style behind that are NOT just based on a simple filter anyone can plug in and use. Love your work and always a fan!