This is a project that is close to home for me. As a former hunter and actual gun owner, I am moved to question the present fascination Americans have with guns. Even considering the recent tragic shootings that have plagued this country, Americans (actually, those in a position to make the laws) seem to be even more passionate about loosening gun laws and restrictions. This seems a bit counter intuitive to me. However, I have set about to explore visuals that express this phenomenon.  It is not my desire to push my own agenda but to artistically illustrate the absurd nuances of this perplexing American dysfunction. 
 
I must admit it has not been easy to get people to participate in this project. I initially reached out to gun advocates and was threatened and accused of working for the Obama administration in efforts to identify gun owners. A claim I found disturbing and laughable. Individuals refused out of fear of their gun owner friends. Homeowners would go missing and not respond to email or answer their doors. I applaud the braver people I am meeting that are interested in participating in the project. Your help and dedication is greatly appreciated. 
 
In the coming months, I will be adding other images to this series. It's going to get interesting. 
 
Assistant: Alex Lazaris
Model: Brian Kerr
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American Gun

This is a project that is close to home for me. As a former hunter and actual gun owner I am moved to question the present fascination Americans Read More
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