A photo of a man wearing a mask and sunglasses posing with a gun could have been a shot at a more positive, optimistic future, but for a few problems.
The photo was taken in 2010 by John Tenta, a professional photographer, on his property in West Virginia.
Mr Tenta had spent much of his life working in rural areas, and it was only after taking the photo that he realised that it wasn’t exactly what he had pictured.
“I thought, ‘that’s a great photo’,” Mr Tentas father, Dave, said.
“It looks like somebody’s walking around with a mask on.
I thought, this guy looks like a badass.”
The photo has become something of a meme on social media, with some people calling it “The Man with the Gun”.
“He’s just kind of a crazy, goofy dude, but he does what he does,” Mr Tents father said.
“He’s a true American hero.”
The man’s name is John Tenta, and he is a professional hunter who has been shot three times in his career.
After the shooting, Mr Tenta said he had spent months looking for a replacement image for the original image.
He had been searching for one in Photoshop, but after looking through thousands of images, he had found one he thought would be “just perfect”.
When the original photo was re-posted on Reddit, it had over 100,000 likes.
Mr Tenta had even got a call from a hunting instructor at the park, who said he would have been happy to take his son, John, with him on a trip if he were able to shoot one himself.
As John Tarentas dad put it, “If I could do it myself, I’d be able to do it in a minute or two”.
But Mr Tarenta was not so lucky.
Instead of shooting his son in the back of a pickup truck, he used a drone.
A friend and a photographer took the photo.
John Tarentaa’s father, John Tanta, says he was lucky to have a friend who had a drone, because he would not have been able to get to his son without one.
The picture has been widely shared on Reddit and social media.
Despite the popularity of the image, Mr Tentayas dad said he is still unsure how the photo came to be on his Facebook page.
His son John Tarantaa is pictured with his father, and their friends, at a gun range in 2010.
When Mr Tantas son John was shot by a police officer, he said he was “pretty bummed”.
He said that the officer’s gun was too close to his face.
Eventually, John decided to buy a drone to shoot his dad.
In the years since John Tantaa’s death, John’s family have received many donations from friends and hunters who want to help Mr Tanta’s family.
Now, they are hoping to raise $30,000 (US$24,000) for the family, in addition to the $10,000 he was awarded for the shooting.
Many of the hunters have said they have not yet seen the original photograph, and they have been told it has been removed from the website.
But John’s father says he hopes people will help to help make the image available to others.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,police,death,world-politics,crime,law-politics-and the-governance,united-statesFirst posted October 06, 2018 07:48:25Contact John TentasEmail: [email protected]