The Ex-Service Lifestyle
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About Callum's work
What the word ‘army’ connotes strongly to most people is the idea of war and conflict – and all the horrors that occur in-between. However, growing up with family that had served, and being fascinated by the tales in which themselves and others brought back with them, it gave me more of a sense of admiration, this being directly towards the lives they lived, not necessarily the atrocities they saw.
This admiration however did not occur overnight, but instead over several years, urging me to finally create a series of images that highlight just some of the elements seen in the lifestyles of many ex-servicemembers. Be this from the skills taught to them or the habits drilled into their heads, I would like to think this project will change the perspective of how people discuss the military, and the often-damaging words they associate with it.