Michael Stokes, a fine arts photographer in California takes powerful and sexually charged calendar-style photos of confident veterans posing proudly with their amputated body parts and prosthetics.
“Some people will say to me ‘Oh, this is really helpful to their self-esteem,’ or, ‘You’re making them feel like men again,’” Stokes told MTV. “These guys have come to me very healed and ready to take the world on. I’m not giving them back their confidence. They already have it.”
You can now support Michael’s bold new approach to veteran portrait photography by helping him Kickstart the publication of a large-scale, coffee table art book about wounded US veterans.