The gratitude Portrait series is a project that aims to shine a bright light on the beauty that exists in recovery from alcohol and substance use. This is achieved by focusing on the gratitude that exists within those who are on the path of long-term recovery.
A portrait of gratitude starts with an initial interview. Based on the interview we focus on the most striking statements of hope and gratitude. We then conceptualize a creative portrait that is meant to symbolize or emulate their sentiments. From there we go out and make the vision come to life.
This is by far the most rewarding project of my career so far as it’s a subject that is near and dear to my heart, being a person in long-term recovery my self. The images you see here are proudly on display in a major detox facility offering hope and inspiration to those who are seeking a solution.
I aim to expand on the project as it’s one I think can bring great value to this world. If you are on the path of long-term recovery and think you would like to participate in the expansion of this project please contact me for more details.
Below you will find images of gratitude immediately followed by the quotes that fueled the creative vision.