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Alastair Thain

Royal Marines photographed seconds after they completed a forced march at a commando centre in Devon, 2004.

Alastair Thain's images, of soldiers and stars, deserts and city streets, are united by their off-kilter take.
As he closes in, the photographs become ever bigger, with ever more pitiless detail. Melissa Denes asks why

The Guardian        Weekend        pp. 22-23        Saturday January 7, 2006