Peacekeepers
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Wether it is a labradoodle or all-purpose cleaner: Daan Wubben draws inspiration from oddly ordinary themes, that no-one else seems to even blink an eye at. He uncovers the underlying implications of such themes from the cobwebs of our assumptions by directing our attention towards something ‘extra’ within the ‘ordinary’. His work is both relatable and poetic, but leaves nothing to the imagination. Using the mirror of his camera, Daan reflects on different sides of a narrative, so that we can see the bigger picture

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︎︎︎Peacekeepers


Peacekeepers is a selection of one hundred EU-approved toy guns. The photo series is part of Daan Wubben’s research into toy gun design and regulations in the European Union. All pieces were ordered online, shot in the studio and returned to sender.

The world of toy guns is a place of brightly colored water pistols and oddly shaped laser weapons, but also eerily realistic imitations that can easily be mistaken for the real deal. In the book ‘Peacekeepers’, Daan Wubben questions the ethics of these toys, and asks the reader to determine their stands. The selection of one hundred EU-approved toy guns was ordered online, shot in the studio and returned to sender.

Peacekeepers (2021)


Rifle Commando SF2 64 x 12 cm


Jonotoys Rattle Gun 40 x 14 cm


Toi-Toys Pistol Army 16 x 13 cm


Rifle Dakota Wicke 64 x 24 cm


Pro Beach Water Gun Junior 26 x 14 cm


Water Gun 18 x 11 cm


Affordable Water Gun 16 x 10 cm


R11 RSASS Remington Flash Gun 76 x 28 cm


Puzzle Desert Eagle 18 x 12 cm


Toi-Toys Police MP5 Rattling Gun 24 x 13 cm


Flash Gun AK-47 69 x 23 cm


Walther BB Gun Walther P99 KIDZ 18 x 13 cm


Eddy Toys Cowboy Rifle 77 x 11 cm


Shooting Game 26 x 16 cm


Police Luger 8S 20 x 10 cm


Toi-Toys Army Water Gun 42 x 25 cm


LG-Imports Combat Gun 70 x 24 cm


Black Series .44MG Western Gun 35 x 17 cm


Free & Easy Shotgun 52 x 8 cm


LG-Imports Pistol 13 x 9 cm


LG-Imports Rattling Gun M16 48 x 14 cm


Gun 12 x 9 cm


Military Playset 29 x 20 cm


Johntoy Elite Shooter Gun 29 x 20 cm


LG-Imports Gun 21 x 12 cm


Children Toy Force Gun 25 x 14 cm


Toy Gun 23 x 11 cm


Gun With Camouflage 40 x 15


NERF Nstrike Surgefire 55 x 25 cm


Toi-Toys Army Water Gun 44 x 24 cm


Sheriff Gun 24 x 11 cm


Toy Gun 50 x 13 cm


NERF Modulus Shadow Ics 6 Blaster 52 x 28 cm


Elite Troops Gun 54 x 15 cm



Toi-Toys Military Shotgun 63 x 15 cm


Boland Toy Gun Sammy Gun 38 x 19 cm

Toi-Toys Camouflage Gun 34 x 16 cm


Orange Toy Water Gun 21 x 12 cm


Shark Water Gun 8 x 7 cm


r11 rsass remington flash gun 76 x 28 cm


Peacekeepers Camouflage Gun 59 x 16 cm


Banana Water Gun 19 x 11 cm


Police Magnum 12S 26 x 10 cm


Pistols 15 x 10 cm


Toi-Toys Military Rattling Gun 37 x 17 cm


LG-Imports Gun AK-47 67 x 19 cm


Uzi Water Gun 55 x 16 cm


Pink Cowboy Pistol 19 x 9 cm


Toy Gun 15 x 11 cm


Gonher Police Astra Police Gun 15 x 10 cm


NERF Zombie Strike Quadrat Blaster 24 x 15 cm


LG-Imports Gun Army Combat 84 x 18 cm


Water Gun Hape 18 x 12 cm


Toi-Toys Black Series Hand Gun 30 x 12 cm


Toy Cap Gun10 x 8 cm


Toi-Toys Machine Gun 18 x 12 cm


Gun 17 x 12 cm


LG-Imports Gun 9 x 6 cm


LG-Imports Ball Gun Junior 9 x 5 cm


NERF N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster 32 x 20 cm


Walther Heckler & Koch G36C Replica 85 x 36 cm


Laser Gun 85 x 24 cm


Cap Gun 12 Shots 22 x 12 cm


Utah Rifle Cap Gun 77 x 11 cm


Water 3+ 10 x 8 cm


Pistol Space Gun 24 x 16 cm


M4A1 Conqeur Flash Gun Toy Gun 83x 25 cm

Toi-Toys Mini Gun M4 25 x 9 cm


Jonotoys Toy Gun Rattle 45 x 13 cm


Eddy Toys Revolver 32 x 14 cm


Nerf Fortnite TS - Blaster 77 x 27 cm


LG-Imports Rattling Gun AK-47 58 x 17 cm


Toi-Toys Black Series Hand Gun 25 x 12 cm


Free & Easy Rattling Gun Pirate 29 x 12 cm


Ball Shooter Fish Junior 9 x 4 cm


Toi-Toys Gun AK-47 67 x 19 cm


Gun With Balls 16 x 10 cm


LG-Imports Police Set 20 x 10 cm


Western Revolver 20 x 10 cm


Police Toy Gun 20 x 11 cm


NERF Fortnite RL Blaster 56 x 28 cm


LG-Imports Combat Gun 58 x 18 cm


Toi-Toys Police Mp5 Rattling Gun 37 x 16 cm


LG-Imports Western Cowboy Pistol 24 x 11 cm


Super Blasterz Gonher Paper Command 66 x 27 cm


Space Revolver 25 x 18 cm


LG-Imports Gun 9 x 6 cm


Tack Pro Shotgun Shooter Junior 18 x 11 cm


Black Police Gun 18 x 15 cm


Cowboy Rifle Metal Frontier Scout 65 x 13 cm


Laser Blaster 46 x 19 cm


NERF Super Soaker Fortnite HC-E 21 x 13 cm


Toy Gun 68 x 15 cm 


Toi-Toys Army Gun 30 x 21 cm


Heckler & Koch Rifle MP5 Kidz CE 28 x 21 cm


Sniffy’s Galaxy Machine Gun 30 x 15 cm


NERF Alpha-Strike Tiger DB 60 x 22 cm


Rubber Gun 20 x 12 cm


Toi-Toys Pistols 24 x 12 cm


NERF Zombie Strike Ripchain Blaster 56 x 31 cm
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