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October 27, 2023

I remember reading Gambles application for the project and having a moment of pause. Let me be clear, all of these stories give me some sort of reaction that makes me pause - my own things co...

October 20, 2023

Aaron and I met in the music scene over a decade ago. Thanks to the powers of social media, we have stayed in each other's sights over the years, mutually respected acquaintances with loads o...

September 6, 2023

Over the past several months, I’ve been relearning how to properly care for my space and myself while shooting portraits for this project. I am enjoying creating new rituals in the process, a...

The Metamorphosis Series: KORA
August 3, 2023

Kora is the first in the Faces of Fortitude: Metamorphosis Series: a series revisiting Faces in this project, who had their portraits taken in 2018/19 - and since have had major life altering...

Tracy & Maggie
July 20, 2023

Faces of FortitudePhotographers Notes + Session Quotes Tracy and Maggie's session was my inaugural shoot in my own space, and there were so many things I was nervous about. Would this ...

Naomi's Law
May 17, 2023

Last week I had the opportunity to hear Ashley Judd speak at the National Press Luncheon in Washington DC, about the horrors she endured in the hours after her mothers death by suicide. T...

Leia - A Survivor Update
February 16, 2023

Leia - Faces of Fortitude - 2018 Sharing my journey helped me in many ways! I had people reach out to me and ask for help getting into treatment, asking for advice, and it really made me f...

That Curse to Stay and Live
September 29, 2022

Poem and Art by K. Rose QuayleFrom the book - This Business of Becoming Mad Golden then, that afternoon, and brindled was the skyfairytales still had an end,and trains yet passed me by.The...

Self Portrait Evolution
August 24, 2022

Last month I sat in the studio to take an updated self portrait and reflected on the past 5 years since starting this project in 2017. This project began with a wave of emotion and excitement ...

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