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Shoot to Thrill is a documentary project about one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland: Airsoft.
Airsoft is a form of combat simulation commonly referred to as war games. The players use replica weaponry and military style tactics to complete a given task.  Each team will be part of an infantry with ages ranging from 12 and up as there are no limitations.

The players describe it as a wholesome team building activity where people from bin men to bankers share a common interest.

Some described the experience to be 'like playing video games but in reality',this indicates not only mans obsession with war, but how this obsession can provide a welcome distraction from the strains of every day reality.

All images are © Emma Loughran 2018