Skip to comments.‘Chicks with Guns’: Photographing women who love their weapons
Posted on 02/03/2012 10:35:57 PM PST by redreno
A landscape artist-turned-portait photographer, Lindsay McCrum enjoys exploring gender-based stereotypes. She has photographed young boys playing in military costumes with toy guns and young girls dressing up in their mothers fancy clothes.
After reading a provocative article in 2006 about the burgeoning gun business in the United States an estimated 20 million women own guns McCrum set off on a journey of discovery, photographing women and their weapons.
Meticulously, McCrum took portraits of 280 women and selected 81 for her coffee-table book, Chicks With Guns, which came out Oct. 1.
A few portraits might conjure images of Annie Oakley or Calamity Jane. Most dont.
(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...
Is it me, or does “Ruth” look a little like the late Ann Richards?
And I guess I better post now before this thread gets pulled!
The year after MrR and I were married, I bought a new gun which I picked up (after the waiting period) on Good Friday. My husband did not know I bought the gun and it never occurred to me to ask him or mention it (newlywed).
Since we were having a big family Easter and I was in charge of making the Easter baskets for the kids, I decided to make one for me and MrR.
IDR what his was, but mine had the usual fake grass and candy along with a copy of Guns and Ammo, a box of 9mm ammo, the gun, extra clip, bore brush and swab and cleaning fluid and oil.
Easter morning, MrR was more than a little upset about the gun (mostly because I didn’t tell him), but also amused. Some of the best photos of me are from that day with me and my new gun.
It became the family joke that “you know things are bad when even the Easter Bunny is packing heat.”
I'd like to think I know a little bit about photography. Yet I'm sure I only understand the mechanics of it, not the artistry. The models and firearms are great, but I was particularly struck by the composition and backdrops of the few sample photos on the site.
I may have to go pick up this book...
ROTFL & ^5!
LOL! Years ago my ex wanted a sweet little Taurus 9 mil. I refused to ok it because a)we were broke and b) he was a bad drunk and we had a toddler.
So soon after, it was Mother’s Day, and for once I got a present. You guessed it - the gun in question.
I just quietly thanked him and put it away. He followed me around the house like a puppy for the rest of the weekend. “Let me show you the features”, and “You’re gonna love the grip. Go get it and try it out” “Hey, show your new gun to my buddy”, “Hey, I’ll go site (sight?) it in for you”, “Let me show you how to clean it with this kit I just happen to have and load it with this ammo I just happen to have, and break it in on this shooting match I just happened to have signed up for”, etc, etc etc.
I didn’t budge. It was my gun and it stayed locked in a box in my closet. It drove him INSANE!!!!
A few months later I sold it and he was LIVID. But lawyers cost money you know :-)
He was so embarrassed I never got any work from the company again.
One of the things that endeared the young woman I married 54 years ago was that one of our first dates was going to a local gun shop to buy our .22 rifles together for a day of shooting. One of our boys now has her rifle to teach his children. Her father was a skilled gunsmith, and we got along pretty good.
You can see Ma Richards here. It was a great speech, but the outcome was favorable (if only he could have read his own lips).
I'm not a big fan of coffee table books, but this is an exception.
Similar to a favorite, from a family member:http://www.wilsonbooks.com/SilkSteel.html
I like most of the pics, but pretty as the woman is, this one strikes me as odd at best.
is it just me or does it seem like gun loving women are always really hot? of course I’m on vacation in taiwan but I still can’t get away from free republic. there some pretty good looking taiwanese girls here as well.
It's her "Something old, ..."
Conservative women are hot to us because they look strong, independent, and worth our attention. Liberal women are hot to the left because they look emotionally delicate (whether anorexic or obese), vulnerable, and desperate. I’ve never understood the appeal of bitter, needy women, even if they are desperate.
You may be right. Perhaps something borrowed would have been more appropriate?
I’m impressed just by looking at those 6 pics.
The first date my hubby and I went to ended with us being at the greatest pizzeria at that time across from Belle Isle. He reached across the table to get a pepperoni off my slice and got a fork in the back of his hand....he never did that again during our 33 years of marriage..
don’t mess with granny....
I think it is her "something 'Blued'."
Go ahead, make my Wedding Day!"
(Laughing) I photographed some very lovely women, and the first thing most men look at are the guns. They say, Wow, is that a gold-plated Desert Eagle?
You got it. Conservative women look more beautiful because they generally are happier women. Sullen, bitter women don't look beautiful.
Pretty cool ! I like the gal in Montana - very cute !
It symbolizes what a double-edged sword marriage can be. Look carefully before you leap.
I always had a thing for 38s, so we both appreciate that picture.
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