Monday, March 3, 2008

Band of Sisters Prints


I have put the cover photo of Band of Sisters on Cafe' Press, for everyone to purchase and put on their walls. Put one in every room and buy one for everyone you know in honor of the courageous and beautifully audacious women who serve in our armed forces!

I took this photo out of a desire to represent all women in the military in our true essence. We are warriors who put up with so much to be able to stand side by side the men. I joined the Marine Corps at age 17 in 1983 and cannot seem to get too far away from its ranks. I leave every few years but miss it so much I have to come back. My last big adventure with the Marine Corps was to serve a year in Fallujah, Iraq.

While in Iraq I heard there was a need for a photo of women serving for a book. I knew I had to take the photo so I gathered some of my friends together and we went out and shot this image for Kirsten Holmstedt, the author of the book, Band of Sisters (if you haven't read this book yet - go buy it).

This image is dedicated to all the women who serve and have served in the military. I applaud you for your courage and endurance to put up with so much that those who have not served can never comprehend.

You are my heroes and I stand in awe at the history we have made together.

Check out my online store to find the framed prints and posters of this image and many more inspiring products for men and women!

Katariina (Karen)