Possibly. The diirection of travel itself is not conclusive. It could just as easily mean that he is picking his way to where he is going to place the props, or that he has gathered them up after the shoot. How would you explain the pristine cleanliness of these toys, especially's Minnie's black legs and ears and red dress? How does a toy end up in that spot after a bombing and building collapse with no dust on it without having been placed there after the fact?
"How does a toy end up in that spot after a bombing and building collapse with no dust on it without having been placed there after the fact?"
He might have been looking around for things, picked them out of the rubble -- knocked the dust off and sat it down, and moved on.
Then came back to collect what he had found.
Again, I'm not saying it wasn't staged. But there could be a more sensible answer than that somebody went to the trouble to bring a suitcase full of toys to a photo shoot and didn't think to "age them" down as we say in the biz.
And I still don't think they would photo the guy taking the toys out of the suitcase, if that was the situation.
And to my eyes it looks like he is putting things in it. But that is just my subjective opinion, of course.
Mind you, I was one of the first to suggest that photo faking has been going on:
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I just think we should try to be objective and keep some perspective.
The doll's clothes are on when he pulls them out of the suitcase and they are torn and her arms are pulled off when he is posing with them after he supposedly pulled them out of wreckage. Now unless we were in a time reversal, then it is clear that he took the toys out of the suitcase, mangled them, and then posed for the pictures.
But even without that, you are correct, there is simply no way those dolls were in that building at the time it collaped. The colors are bright and there is not the least evidence that there was any dust on them or the suitcase.
Plus it appears that nearly all the photos posted by this particular photographer are staged or posed. All the "victims" seem to be posing in the same manner. Nothing about these photos is spontaneous. News photos are supposed to be spontaneous, yet it is clear that the photographer has asked these people to pose for the cameras.
I had a Minnie and trust me, they are not that easy to clean.
And why do toy dolls always defy gravity by floating to the top of the debris?