Stunning photos of the heroes who have lost their limbs in war: Photographer’s images of nude amputee vets are published in a new book after public raises $400,000 in support

  • Michael Stokes, 52, takes pictures of veterans who have lost limbs, with and without their prosthetics 
  • The series was so popular that a Kickstarter campaign for a full book of the images raised over $400,000 
  • The newest photos will appear in Always Loyal – which also features a female veteran – and is due to be released on November 15

The Kickstarter campaign for his third coffee table book reached its $48,250 funding goal in just two days – and went on to raise $411,134 in total.

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Now, photographer Michael Stokes, 52, is finally releasing Always Loyal, his much-anticipated hardcover book on November 15, featuring both male and female amputee veterans posing in sexy, confident shoots rather than in the more-prevalent solemn-style of photos. The book will contain plenty of new images from the series he began more than three years ago.

And, thanks to the huge success of his crowdfunding venture, the photographer will be donating $20,000 to the Semper FI Fund, a charity that benefits wounded warriors.

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Take a picture: Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Stokes is releasing his latest coffee table book Always Loyal on November 15

Take a picture: Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Stokes is releasing his latest coffee table book Always Loyal on November 15

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