Conceal Carry

Conceal Carry 2012-2013

In 2011 my coworkers introduced me to my first firearm experience through trapshooting. Coincidentally, during this time Wisconsin became the second to last state to enact concealed-carry laws. In Conceal Carry, my subjects display their gun, revealing the fact that they conceal.  Firearms and conceal carry laws are reactive and emotionally fraught issues; my goal for this work is to start a constructive internal conversation with the viewer. There are 30 photographs in the series and 15 audio interviews with my subjects. The audio interviews are played via headset and is it’s own piece where the viewer can hear the thoughts and experiences of my subjects.