I love to buy art that makes me feel something, but with this piece it isn't just about the photo itself, it's about the story that goes with why I fell in love with it. Getting to hear @ryanmuirhead speak this year was one of the best things that has happened for my soul in a while. ⠀ ⠀ He talked from the heart, he spoke of his insecurities, and the beautifully strange ways he sees that ultimately has him creating the most gut wrenching art. He talked about experiences that have ripped at his soul and he inspired me to trust in myself and go deeper into what sits in the shadows of who I am. ⠀ ⠀ I cried openly in front of him and he hugged me warmly and spoke of a reassurance that these things that happen in our darkest hours are not only there to serve as strife we must work through, they are also the things that can help us create the most meaningful art in the world. ⠀ ⠀ Ryan, I'm forever grateful I got to meet you and hear you speak - the room held tight to your every word. I'm so lucky to have this signed print of yours from your time in Iceland - it means more to me than you will ever know. Yesterday was an emotionally rough day for me but this photo helped bring me some quiet inside and I thank you so much for that. ⠀ Go follow Ryan if you don't already, his work is phenomenal.⠀
My heart is so full after spending the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio with these two people and the family they've created - I can't tell you how happy their love made me!⠀
My father, my hero, my provider of insight, my source of information and my giver of support and strength. Thank you for being there for us kids, thank you for never backing down in your support and thank you for always believing in me.⠀And look at how cool we are in this picture! Listening to jams and most likely talking about life and physics. ⠀ You passed down to me your morals, your compassion for justice, your willingness to fight for what your heart believes is true, and your strength to persevere even in the face of adversity - I just hope that the life I lead makes you proud! I love you forever and a day! Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!
GUYS!! This is where my first job ever was! I'm back in my hometown Cleveland, Ohio to photograph a wedding so I had to swing by my old place of employment, of course. My best friend and I used to eat waaaaay too much sugar and get all stupid and pretend to have British accents while working our summer late night shifts - I don't think the tourists ever bought it though. We also used to pretend there were stairs behind the counter and we'd go to the basement to grab some tea and crumpets down said fake stairs...Like full on pretending to descend down fake stairs while customers were standing there....I don't think they bought that either... There are probably hoards of Ohioans who have stories about the two VERY strange girls who used to work there back in the day. Good times! #believeland