Soldier Chess Stories:
With the Stories series I am using real stories that soldiers have posted online at a variety of websites. The stories supply the background and an element of truth to the photographs, that would otherwise be fabricated. I then use props to depict the events of the story. The focus of the series is on non-combat stories, of living in a war zone. What do soldiers do when they are not in combat.
Each Other is All You Have
This sequence of photographs is based on a story posted by Joshua Martin on Real Combat Life.
Water Balloons and Tear Gas
This sequence of photographs is based on a story posted at Real Combat Life.
Soldier Chess: Abu Ghraib
This series was based on the photographs of the prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib.
These are some of the earliest works in the Soldier Chess series.