ჯარისკაცები, რომლებმაც ომში კიდურები დაკარგეს და მაინც მომაკვდინებლად ლამაზი სხეულები აქვთ

ეს ფოტოები რომ ვნახე, ერთ რამეს მივხვდი: არასდროს, არასდროს, არასდროს არ უნდა იწუწუნო. 

ეს ბიჭები ომის ვეტერანები არიან.

Take a picture: Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Stokes photographs wounded veterans like BT Urruela (pictured) for his photo series

ფოტოპროექტის ავტორი Michael Stokes.

In camo: BT (pictured before his injury), like all the vets Michael photographed, fought in the Middle East with the US military

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Brave guys: Michael said that he talked to vets like Redmond Ramos (pictured) first, to make them comfortable

Spotight: The 52-year-old photographer said that he doesn't restore confidence for the veterans he shoots (like Sgt Bryan Anderson, pictured after his inury) - they come to him already confident

Serving their country: The US veterans have all lost limbs - sometimes more than one - in the wars in the Middle East 

Military men: Subjects of the photo series previously served in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines

Fighting props: Some of the subjects pose with guns, and a few wear their dog tags around their necks

Gaining clientele: After shots of Michael's first subject, Alex, went viral, other veterans approached him to participate in similar shoots

Putting it all out there: None of the pictures are somber - instead, the veteran look sexy, strong, and confident

Beginnings: Michael started the photo series with 26-year-old U.S. Marine Alex Minsky (pictured), a Purple Heart recipient

They've got personality: Redmond (pictured) dressed up his prosthetic leg with an American flag pattern - and showed it off in several of the photographs

Some of the veterans that Michael shot posed in with props and complicated backgrounds, while others (like the one pictured), stood or sat in front of simple sets

Popular idea: Michael launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish his latest collection of photos and met his goal in two days

Taking it off: Michael photographs the veterans with and without their prosthetic limbs - and with and without clothing 

Calendar models: Bare Strength is also available as a calendar for the 2016 year and can be purchased on Amazon

 

 Publishing the pics: Michael's upcoming coffee table book, Always Loyal, will feature women as well as men