1 week ago
Today is mental health day, a day to recognize a pretty serious illness that plagues so, so many people. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled over the years with depression and anxiety, especially during the infancy of my business and leaving the security of my engineering career. I still battle with long bouts of both but am learning to avoid certain things and finding my way out of them is becoming easier each time they strike. I think if you looked at my work in order of release in the last couple of years you’d be able to almost map my emotions out I bet. Illustrating the highs and lows.
I think this image symbolizes my emotions during its capture pretty well. Standing alongside my young friend @morgan.tuohy I was anxious, nervous, excited and proud all at once, knowing he looks up to me, wanting to make him proud, standing on the edge of a busy road and also because he’s so damn talented. This image, an aspen catching a bit of spot lighting from the last of the sunset, like a little ray of joy into a wary old soul, chock full of shaded colors, just waiting for their moment in the sun too. Thanks for the killer week guys! Off for a little more color hunting in Maine!