Toy soldiers but in real life

Have you ever thought about how strange it is that there are toy soldiers? How we used to play with them when we were children? My brother's would be strewn all over the house, often stepped on by my dad when he walked barefoot across the landing. You'd know when he'd stepped on one because you'd hear his shriek even from outside in the cul-de-sac, where we'd all be running around with our toy guns playing 'Army'. It's odd to think that we used to like to pretend to be soldiers. Especially when you consider the absolute horrors of war. So I was moved by this project by photographer Paul Murphy who says simply about his work - "US soldiers posed in the way that I used to pose my toy soldiers when I was a child..." Makes a striking contrast, don't you think? And perhaps sends out a message of the absurdity of the world?