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I used to be a HUGE collector with still about 1'000 figures in my office...
While I don't collect anymore, I am still very involved in the "special units" community as a photographer.
Today, I am very happy and proud to present to you the first issue of FLASHBANG magazine !
After a couple of years as a free-lance photographer for several "tactical" magazines, I have finally brought to life a project I've had in mind for years.
FLASHBANG is very different from existing publications on the market :
- 160 pages
- over 400 exclusives and never seen pictures
- no advertising !
- high quality printing and paper
- 4 issues per year
- 3 units from all over the world in each issue
- worldwide distribution
- very few (english) texts
Those units, sometimes very discreet and seldom photographed, granted me their trust and have accepted to share a glimpse into their incredible lives.
It has been nothing but an honor and a privilege to work with them and I hope that my respect for who they are and what they do will show in my pictures.
With FLASHBANG released quarterly, each edition will allow you to embark on an incredible journey across the planet to discover some of the best, most operational police or military units, revealing how they relentlessly prepare for the worst and train to be the best to protect us all.
FLASHBANG has been officially unveiled at Shot Show on January 15th and is available for order on a dedicated website:
There isl also plenty of info and news on the Facebook page :
Again, not only there is no advertising in the magazine, but a percentage of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to each unit association or to the non-profit organization of their choice.
And It is a very interesting reference material for 1/6 collectors ;-)
Thank you and stay safe !