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Birds of a Feather

Photo taken by contributor Brandon Halley, a 20-year-old fine art photography student from St. Louis, Missouri. Brandon suffers from severe anxiety and depression, and is currently in recovery from self-harm. Realizing that photography/digital art was the only way he knew how to relieve stress in a healthy manner, he started doing it more often in hopes of being noticed and making a living off of it, all while improving himself personally.

About this photo: “I am currently on summer break back home from college and do not have a job. I’ve always wanted to make money making photographs and that’s really what I have been trying to do (and actually, doing quite well with it so far.) It is really stressful, but at the same time I have a sense of being free because once I get a few photo jobs I know I can still eat for the next week or two, and get where I need to be. Ultimately, this photo is just reflecting on current feelings, being free, relaxed happy , and motivated to make money from doing what I enjoy the most.”

Find more from Brandon at his website.

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24 comments on “Birds of a Feather

  1. lauramacky
    June 20, 2014

    Very creative! Nice Brandon…keep doing what you love!

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  2. Erika with a K
    June 20, 2014

    Awesome Brandon! Your work is amazing. I revel everyday in the power of art to heal. 🙂

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  3. suej
    June 20, 2014

    Great image, Brandon….keep up the good work!

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  4. SwittersB
    June 20, 2014

    creative and cool!!!

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  5. BookOfPain
    June 20, 2014

    This photo and this site has redefined the meaning of ‘courage’ for me.

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  6. hitandrun1964
    June 20, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful. I love it.

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  7. phoenix42013
    June 20, 2014

    Wonderful. I wish you all the best with your recovery. Excellent work.

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  8. chavisory
    June 20, 2014

    I ADORE this!

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  9. Good Lifestyler
    June 20, 2014

    Reblogged this on The Good Lifestyler.

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  10. lexiiikw
    June 20, 2014

    Reblogged this on lexiiikw and commented:
    Wow. Powerful image & story.

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  11. Dreams and Zeros
    June 21, 2014

    fantastic shot!

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  12. hybridablogdk
    June 21, 2014

    Amazing picture, very creative
    http://hybridablog.com/

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  13. Andrea
    June 24, 2014

    GREAT….IMAGES….SINCERELY ANDREA:))

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  14. Wordifull Melanie
    June 24, 2014

    Lovely work! Healing thoughts 🙂

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