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Sexy Wounded War Veterans Show They’re Confident Enough To Be Hot Models
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Photography, Social Issues7 years ago

Sexy Wounded War Veterans Show They’re Confident Enough To Be Hot Models

Michael Stokes, a fine arts photographer in California, takes a bold new approach to veteran portrait photography by taking powerful and sexually charged photos of confident veterans posing proudly with their amputated body parts and prosthetics.

The project began with Alex Minsky, a U.S. Marine whose leg was amputated after suffering a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009. After Minsky set the tone for a confident and proud photoshoot as opposed to a somber one, other veterans began to sign up, leading to a book by Stokes called “Always Loyal.”

“Some people will say to me ‘Oh, this is really helpful to their self-esteem,’ or, ‘You’re making them feel like men again,'” Stokes told MTV. “These guys have come to me very healed and ready to take the world on. I’m not giving them back their confidence. They already have it.”

More info: michaelstokes.netFacebook | Kickstarter (h/t: aplus, mtv)

“I’m not giving them back their confidence. They already have it”

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teretore
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an amputee, this post shows me that there's no problem with that :) !!! You can be still hot as hell !!

JeanneDeaux
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course you can, feel confident and don't forget that you are still you and that's all that matters. Go on, show yourself to the world, live with a free spirit!

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FredrikStipps
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the only thing i find really morbid and repulsive is that they pose with guns o.O

JenniferCaroline
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why? They are trained with guns And various other weapons. Did you stop and think that the meaning behind it was that even though they are physically wounded they are still dedicated to the job they have been trained to do? Showing that they aren't scared of weapons helps assure people about PTSD.

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HeinaKarina
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soo any of them still single ;) haha

DaydeeBalandra
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see what's so disrespectful about admiring attractive, normal human persons and wanting to know whether they're single or not.

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teretore
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As an amputee, this post shows me that there's no problem with that :) !!! You can be still hot as hell !!

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course you can, feel confident and don't forget that you are still you and that's all that matters. Go on, show yourself to the world, live with a free spirit!

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FredrikStipps
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the only thing i find really morbid and repulsive is that they pose with guns o.O

JenniferCaroline
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why? They are trained with guns And various other weapons. Did you stop and think that the meaning behind it was that even though they are physically wounded they are still dedicated to the job they have been trained to do? Showing that they aren't scared of weapons helps assure people about PTSD.

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HeinaKarina
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soo any of them still single ;) haha

DaydeeBalandra
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see what's so disrespectful about admiring attractive, normal human persons and wanting to know whether they're single or not.

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