Thursday, May 8, 2008
Airsoft is a military simulation game in which players equip themselves with the same uniforms and gear – shooting plastic BBs – that are currently used by military personnel and security contractors worldwide. To photograph The Green Mountain Rangers Lucas Thorpe joined them for practice sessions on Long Island; at an urban combat training center at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and during a four-day event on an island off the coast of Sweden with over 2,000 participants from around the world.
Lucas Thorpe lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently a Thesis year student in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts. He has been showing work in a number of Tiny Vices Projects curated by Tim Barber, at the Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, and has been published in Guernica Magazine, Dear Dave, The Journal, Ego Burger, and Wired Magazine.