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Chicks with Guns Hardcover – October 1, 2011
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About the Author
Lindsay McCrum is a fine art photographer residing in New York City and California. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Trained as a painter in oils, Ms. McCrum switched exclusively to portrait photography in 2003. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and Europe.
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Some photos in this book may disturb certain segments of society. But that's the beauty of it! This is REAL! Real women, real life, real guns. For some women, shooting and children aren't separate facets of their lives. For example, if you live on a ranch in Montana, a gun is another tool you own in order to conduct your business and live your life.
The layout of the book is fantastic. The focus is on the photos themselves. The narratives accompany the photos like a side dish at a meal. The font size is just fine (unless you normally need glasses to read - in which case you should don them!) I was so shocked to see one reader complaining about the physical look...the white spaces set off the photos. The black & whites are visually stunning and are spread out appropriately throughout the book.
This is not a novel. It is a coffee-table style book filled with beautiful portraits of strong, confident women who also happen to own or shoot guns. It is one of the proudest moments of my life that I made it into the final cut of this book! The entire experience was an experience of a lifetime.
All the photographs are interesting and show that women who carry guns do so for many reasons. I especially liked the black and white photos. They have an intensity that works well for the subject in the particular photos. Also the contrast of the white space opposite the photo makes the photo stand out. I don't mind the small print, because it again keeps your attention on the photograph. The photos and the stories each stand on their own and collectively tell the whole story.
Maybe the first reviewer needs glasses?
I applaud the photographer for finding the essence of each woman, through her camera lens, and making the correct choice by capturing their unique essence in either black and white or color.
My perception of women who carry guns has been positively changed by the photos in this book.
Thank you Lindsay McCrum for broadening my point of view.
From a cover to that brings to mind a bye gone era to numerous pictures throughout the book, this is a book that pays homage to both firearms and the woman who own them. According to the introduction written by attorney Stephen L. Meagher, there is "unsettling" quality to the beautiful images in the book. Instead of "unsettling" the images portray to this reviewer determined women who tolerate no nonsense or interference and have the firepower to easily make their point.
The book contains 78 color and black and white portraits of female gun owners from across the country. Among the many variations are portraits with women posed in Old West style period costumes with antiques, others are in hunting garb, and still others are in law enforcement. Every picture makes it clear that these usually unsmiling women are clearly ready and able defend themselves against whatever man or beast walks the mean streets or crosses their land. These are not blonde blue eyed bunnies in swimsuits flaunting themselves for the camera. These women are serious and depict the plain fact that approximately twenty million women from every race, creed, and walk in life and all ages own guns and know how to use them.
The actual portraits start on pages 12-13 and lead off with "Cynthia" in hunters garb in a cornfield.Read more ›