In 2000, Mark Hogancamp was brutally beaten outside a bar in upstate New York. He lost his entire memory and had to relearn how to walk, talk, read and write. After engaging in more traditional therapy he decided to build a 1/6 scale World War II era town outside of his trailer. Many of the nazi-fighting characters in the town are based on people in his life and over the years he took thousands of photos of various scenes. I got the chance to spend an afternoon with him a few weekends ago on assignment for The Wall Street Journal. Over the course of the shoot I was struck that this town wasn't just some project; it had morphed into his entire life.
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