Gun Culture in Southwest Virginia

I spent the last year working on a project about gun culture in Southwest Virginia.

I wanted to find a wide-range of gun owners who owned guns for different reasons.

In addition to taking portraits of the people and their gun(s), I collected a short audio interview of each person. I wanted to not only show the person, but let viewers hear everybody's opinions about guns and gun legislature.

I really enjoyed working on this project. And I was able to sit down with an online editor at the paper to come up with a design for the final web product, which was a lot of fun.

Some of my favorites are below.

Here's how the piece ran.