The Real People Behind the Uniform

Photographer Devin Mitchell created a powerful photo project called “The Veteran Art Project” that examines the real people behind the uniform.

“The military community has expressed their interest in using my art to communicate how many of them feel to be living double lives while serving in the military,” Mitchell told Mic. “People who have never served have shown interest in knowing more about the diversified aspects of what causes veterans to feel that way.”

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Living Paintings

Meet Alexa Meade who turns living, breathing people into characters in oil paintings. She applies acrylic paint to the surfaces of people, objects, and walls in a broad brushstroke that mimics the appearance of brushwork in a painting in a technique that she innovated. When the three-dimensional tableau is viewed in a two-dimensional photograph, it appears to be an oil painting.

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