The Calm After The Storm

As a photographer, I love to bring out the inner person in an image. Apneah is a Buffalo New York spoken word artist with deep passion for his work.  In his piece "Castaway" the last lines are: 

"Because despite what we believe, we're given exactly what we need. Whether wings to face the gale or arms and legs to face the sea, many unanswered questions, but here's to one less; the calm after the storm has taught me how much I'm blessed" 

I love this shot because it captured the essense of hope despite the elements around you. I'm inspired by his faith and dedication to personal growth and am honored to have the opportunity to capture it on film.