When we look at the people serving in the military, we rarely take time to think about who the people are behind the military uniforms. Photographer Devin Mitchell, have created a series of touching photographs called “The Soldier Art Project”, which examines the lives of the soldiers on the other side of the uniform.
Using Photoshop, he created a set of images of uniforms service men and women looking into their mirrored reflections which revealed who they were outside of the military. He says:
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,â€ Mitchell told Mic. â€œPeople who have never served have shown interest in knowing more about the diversified aspects of what causes veterans to feel that way.
â€œOne photo that really speaks to me the most is the picture depicting Joshua Zitting and his husband Patrick Lehmann,â€ said Mitchell, who is openly gay himself. â€œIt reminds me of how unfair it is that this man can serve while enjoying all of this constitutional rights as an American, while other men and women similar to him cannot in other parts of the country, due in part to recent decisions such as the one made by circuit judge Jeffrey Sutton. Judges like him are blind in my eyes. Maybe pictures like this will help him see better.â€