Should – initial idea

Of all the powerful words, one stands above the rest as the most toxic and destructive to our mental health. Should. I like the image of Atlas shouldering the weight of the Heavens as a starting point to represent the power that should has.

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Project – Powerful words

Language is uniquely human and has driven our success as a species, but it comes with a major drawback – the power of words to harm our mental health. With this project, I’m making words the subjects of images to explore the power they have over us.

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Street vision validation

Newly inspired, I took my camera into the streets for the first time with a new perspective, free to follow my own vision of creating visual design from the environment. Some of the images resonate with what I was trying to do, and that feels good because they were made with a clear intention in mind.

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Start Ugly – David DuChemin

Beginnings are hard. The first steps of a creative project are full of uncertainties and fear that can stop you from starting at all. If they’re allowed to breed, these fears can leave you lost in a creative desert, not knowing which way to turn to reach civilization. In his latest book, David DuChemin attempts to crush these fears with a simple mantra: Start Ugly.

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