A Unique Collection of Military Images
UNIQUE RIGHTS-MANAGED PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO: This site is the only dedicated archive of modern American military photography that includes extensive model-releases and images that comply with US Department of Defense regulations for advertising and promotional use. These images were made primarily by Hans Halberstadt through special arrangement with the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. US Navy SEALs coverage is a specialty here.
VIDEO: we now offer original (not DoD) produced SD and HD video of military and law enforcement subjects. Contact us for details.
FEES: license fees vary depending on intended use.
NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING: contact me directly (email address and phone below) for a quote for newspaper ad use.
Call or write for quote or use the SHOPPING CART calculator. Either way, we need to know your planned uses for the images. There are no "royalty-free" images on this site.
NOTE: NOT ALL IMAGES ON THE SITE HAVE MODEL RELEASES OR MEET DoD ADVERTISING GUIDELINES. Contact us for information regarding US DoD regulations and review process for advertising.
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This collection of photography began as a result of my many books on the US armed forces, particularly the US Navy's SEALs, the Army's "Green Berets," and the many other communities and missions within the American military services. I have had sixty-five books published since 1985, and each of them has opened a door to a subject that is normally inaccessable to conventional authors and photographers.
One reason that I've been accepted in these communities is that I am a combat veteran of the US Army myself -- I've been shot at, and I have fired on enemy soldiers. My very first photographs were made in combat as a helicopter door gunner at age eighteen. I started working with Green Berets during the 1960s, in remote jungle villages and outposts in the highlands of Viet Nam.
After my service in the Army, I attended college and got a BA in film, then worked for years in the motion picture industry, primarily in advertising and public relations. My books and photography are an extention of my training as a documentary filmmaker and attempts to show American military life as members of the armed forces see it.
My work celebrates the American "gunfighter brotherhood" and especially the enlisted soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and "Coasties" who are the unsung heroes and heroines of today's combat operations. As far as I know, I am the only civilian combat veteran producing such photography for widespread use today. I still go to the field with soldiers and sometimes with Marines. I've flown many types of military aircraft, fired most common weapons, spent long periods at sea with the Navy and the Coast Guard, spent weeks with Army snipers and paratroopers, and months in the desert with infantry, armor, and special ops units.