Portraits of Americans and Their Guns

On Boxing Day, Patrick Hall from Fstoppers headed out to the gun range to photograph ordinary Americans flaunting their new Christmas presents. The idea started out as a sort of a dare, but Hall took it seriously making it his next photo project:

The setup was simple, an Avengers stand to hang a 8 foot by 6 foot American flag, a simple two light setup, a smoke machine, and of course the camera.

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It was a simple setup, as seen here.

Here are some of the results from the shoot:

photographing America's gun owners

portraits of gun owners

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What transpired wasn’t just another day at the firing range. Besides the overwhelming variety of weapons on display, Hall got to meet a wide variety of people as well, each with a unique story and reason for being there.

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