The show’s title, “Prone Positions
,” is a nod to the artist’s gun-toting subjects, but you won't see any guns—or any actual men—in these photos. There’s no figure at all in Blind and Smoke
(2013), just a rustic hunting shelter and a faintly mysterious puff of smoke. In Ghillie Suit (Weeds)
(2013), a human-like figure in a snow-covered landscape is covered in straw and weeds. The series—playing with the idea of a ghillie suit, or a camouflage outfit, favored by snipers and hunters, that’s meant to resemble heavy foliage—takes on an almost romantic feel in Ghillie Suit 2 (Flowers)
(2011) and Ghillie Suit 3 (Flowers)
(2011). Strewn with wildflowers, standing in picturesque fields that look straight out of storybooks, these images are both pretty and subversive. Maybe it’s exactly the fact that they’re pretty—while being expressions of conventional masculinity, of men’s pursuits and pastimes, that makes Chandler’s work so subtly subversive.