Veteran Photography Project

Since I’ve redesigned the site, I wanted to post up some of the important blog posts from the old site.

The first one that comes to mind is a photography project that a friend is working on.

His name is Jeffrey Sisto and he was a photographer in the Marines.  He’s now out of the Marines and is a full time photographer.  One of the projects that he’s working on is of veterans that are out of the military or just got back from overseas.  The photos that he takes are great; nowadays all we see in news are photos of troops going to war or when they just come home, but we never get so see or hear anything about them a week, month or year later.  What Jeff captures is these veterans after they’ve been out, or been back for a while, after they’ve had time to think and compartmentalize.  He really captures something within all the vets.

Here’s some pictures he took of me when I first got back from Iraq (I’d only been home for about two months when he took them).

Here’s a link to Jeff’s Project:

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Michael Anthony earned a BA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing. He spent six years in the army reserves, with a sixteen month deployment, and twelve months in Iraq, where he served as an operating room technician. You can follow him on

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Wow, your friend must have plenty of interesting photographs from his time in the Marines! As a Photographer did he actually have to go into battle or do training, or just take photographs of pretty much everything?
If you check out his website: He's got a bunch of cool photographs on there. You can shoot him an email, though, on his website if you have any questions about what it was like being a photographer in the Marines. I'm sure he'll have a few cool stories to share with you.