With all eyes on Ukraine (and Russia) at the moment, it’s easy to forget the violence and bloodshed of the earlier Ukrainian Revolution. Protestors who filled Maidan Square to ‘battle the Ukrainian army and topple President Yanukovych’ had to fight with something, so they got crafty with their weapons. These photos show the incredible DIY […]
Weapon technology is improving year after year, but have you ever wondered about the long-forgotten weapon programs and systems that simply never took off? Popular Mechanics takes us on a 10-weapon journey into the world of failures, starting with Flying Platforms. These vehicles were developed by Hiller Helicopters in the 1950s and allowed soldiers to […]
Al Farrow just did a show with me at the Martin Irvine Gallery in Washington DC. He builds religious reliquaries and mosques out of gun parts: AK47s and Uzis, in particular. They’re really beautiful. It sounds gimmicky but it’s actually extraordinary. The newer stuff that he’s doing is extremely time-consuming. His work is very meticulous, and the beauty of the craft is a striking contrast to how instantly and senselessly life can be taken.