Chris Dacre

San Francisco, CA

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When I was a junior in high school I convinced my mother to cosign my enlistment into the Air Force. At the age of seventeen I was in basic training and spent eight years of my life as an airman. Over the past decade I have been trying to figure out what exactly was so appealing about that lifestyle and what part of the Department of Defense’s marketing campaign spoke to me? Toys, video games, movies and television commercials make up a majority of what we often see as harmless entertainment but as kids are so absorbent, these innocent images are often embedded and used to desensitize future generations to realities of the wars that we, the United States, have started abroad. These prints are my attempt at using reverse-psychology on possible future participants in the ranks of the US military.