Photographer Devin Mitchell's series "The Soldier Art Project" aims to depict the double life that many in the military feel they lead. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Using photoshop and the imagery of mirrors, Mitchell captures the real people beneath the uniform that many don't see. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com One of the most powerful images, according to Mitchell, is this one of Joshua Zitting and his husband. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It reminds me of how unfair it is that this man can serve while enjoying all of this constitutional rights as an American, while other men and women similar to him cannot in other parts of the country," he told Mic. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Mitchell has tried to capture soldiers from every race, gender and sexual orientation. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It is a really big deal," Mitchel said, "that sometimes people are denied jobs on the basis of what they look like, they are not equally considered for various opportunities, and in some jurisdictions, are good enough to serve but not good enough to qualify for equal protection under the law." Response to the project has been overwhelmingly positive, both from veterans and the community at large, and Mitchell hopes to continue shooting as many portraits as he can. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The photographer's hope is that people come away with a better understanding of what it means to serve. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I really hope that people see who is protecting them, who is serving them and who is sacrificing their individuality by issuing themselves to the government,” he said. See the rest of the series here. H/t Bored Panda.