This is not Afghanistan nor Iraq nor any other warzone. This is Kentucky. The insane bi-annual Knob Creek Machine Gun Show near Luisville is the largest of its kind in North America. At three shooting ranges weapons of all kinds are fired for three long days, especially high-powered automatic rifles and machine guns. Boats, cars, and whole voting booths are going up in flames (angry folks !) Children may also practice their shooting skills here, hm ... and a ‘Jungle Walk’ lets participants shoot metal targets hidden in the woods with an Uzi ... as if we did not have enough problems.
I shot these pictures on assignment for German Focus Magazin. See all images of the series at my website www.stefanfalke.com under 'stories'.