Shot by Canadian photographer Peter Andrew:
Cue the deep “purpose” statement:
Guns have a massive amount of power associated with them. They are designed to kill. We decided to photograph portraits of them in a similar way you might photograph a powerful person. Like powerful people, pistols have this ‘perfect’ quality that we wanted to explore. As we started shooting them, we could see flaws in their design. Metal burring around the barrels, scratches in the metal. This imperfection and detail were very interesting to us; connecting us back to these images as ‘portraits’.
We also loved the impossible perspective these portraits provided. Typically, when you see a gun at this range and perspective it’s usually seconds before the pistol is fired. This makes it very hard to examine at point blank range. As the viewer, you want to lean in and see the detail; but at the same time it’s very uneasy to be as close as you are to the barrel of a gun.—Peter Andrew
If you’re interested in buying a print you can head over the the Point Blank Project website and drop him and email. Price unknown, but you can likely count on them not being cheap.
I can’t tell by that purpose statement if the the artist is anti-gun or not, so I’m on the fence about this one. Part of me thinks he may be just a regular guy that appreciates guns.
Bonus points for the initial lineup including a Deagle Brand Deagle and a .45 caliber Glock.