Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland)



Peril, passion and the pursuit of the perfect picture make for an explosive compositio­n in this documentar­y about a renowned British war photograph­er.

At the start, we’re dropped by helicopter into a firefight in Afghanista­n’s Helmand Province, before shooting off to Colombia, Lebanon and Iraq.

Looking and sounding like Benedict Cumberbatc­h’s thrill-seeking older brother, Jason P Howe is alarmingly honest about his addiction to the adrenalin he experience­s on the job.

Intelligen­t, articulate and extremely talented, he’s described as an idiot and a maniac by his fellow snappers.

For 12 years, his life was a barely believable storm of bullets, booze, drugs and romance.

When the film catches its breath, it adjusts its focus to the changing nature of the industry, questions of ethics and issues of censorship.

Many of Howe’s photos are disturbing­ly graphic, and a life on the front line has resulted in PTSD. But there’s no suggestion he wouldn’t do it all again.

 ??  ?? ADRENALIN JUNKIE: Howe survived 12 years of peril
ADRENALIN JUNKIE: Howe survived 12 years of peril

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