Photo Series Covering The Business End Of Firearms

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.




44MAG August 25, 2013 at 03:13 am

S&W 357,44mag desart eagle,9mm mini uizi,45 glock,40cal S&W auto ,40 cal rino,40 cal taurus…me thinks


Mitch August 25, 2013 at 07:42 am

38 sp, 44 deagle, 22 lr masterpiece arms, 45 glock, 9mm sig, 357 chiappa rhino beretta m9


Quint Young August 25, 2013 at 02:55 pm

Glock is .45, the rhino cannot be .40 as it’s barrel is too small and the pistol on the left right has no frame mounted safety and a rail (rare on M92f), must be a taurus.


M August 25, 2013 at 03:12 pm

I wonder if some scaling has been done to make them line up? I’d say that you are dead on as far as I can tell though.


Jess Banda August 25, 2013 at 02:09 pm

Another “artist” discovering guns and wanting to explore their true meaning…or should I say an opportunist with the ability to use Google Trends *yawn*boring*yawn*


Quint Young August 25, 2013 at 02:56 pm

He’s got a picture of a rhino but no 1911, wtf man?


Jim P. August 25, 2013 at 03:31 pm

I was sort of questioning it too.


DavidD August 25, 2013 at 05:39 pm

Who says that firearms have some ” ‘perfect’ ” aesthetic quality that people find attractive?

Firearms are tools, not fashion accessories.


Frank Lee August 26, 2013 at 07:44 pm

“As we started shooting them, we could see flaws in their design. Metal burring around the barrels, scratches in the metal.”

“Flaws in their design.” Umm, the burrs and the scratches aren’t part of the design… I don’t like this guy.



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