Photo taken by contributor Craig MacLean, a 49-year-old man living in Ontario, Canada. Craig is a film school graduate. In that program he felt completely in his element, but after graduation he was never able to get the career he wanted in film, largely due to lack of confidence and low self-esteem. Several years later, while at work, he was in a robbery. Craig has struggled with PTSD ever since, as well as debilitating anxiety and depression. Photography is his outlet and his passion. He is self taught and hopes that one day, as he defines his style and the subjects he wants to explore, it will become a career.
About this photo: “The picture I’m submitting was taken earlier this summer near the shore of Lake Ontario, while surrounded by thunderstorms. Somehow appropriate. The image found me, as I was not at my emotional best when I took it. A lot of turmoil was going on in my head. The timing was perfect.
I look at it now and I’m amazed at how certain images find us at the right time. I don’t want to define the image, because I want others to find their own meaning. I call it ‘Let’s Trash This Place’, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, but for me, in all seriousness, the meaning is far deeper.”