ATARAXIA - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I held a contest via Instagram to win a copy of my first volume of ATARAXIA, a photo book of still moments. Each volume will have a specific theme, this one being solitude and color throughout the Southwest and Mexican scenery. This volume is 44 pages.

The winner of the book is Teresa Freitas, from Lisbon! I'm so thrilled that my book will be seeing a place I've yet to go. Someday I'll have the honor of documenting Portugal, but until that time arrives, my book will land there first and hopefully transmit some experience to me.

Here are a few of Teresa's images that she used to enter the contest, including the winning image. To see more of her beautiful work, check her instagram : @teresacfreitas 

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Hey guys - pictured here is the first volume to a new print series I'm creating called ATARAXIA, a word meaning tranquility, peace, and stillness. This will be an ongoing project. This first volume, 44 pages long, is focused primarily on the solitude found in American and Mexican scenery, discovering colorful locales, loud only in terms of their vibrancy. 

This is the first day of my contest, where any instagram user can win themselves a limited copy by hashtagging #ATARAXIABOOK on any one of their own photos that expresses the title in their own way. What creates stillness and peace in your reality? On the 31st of this month I will choose my favorite, and that person will be sent a copy! I'm very excited to share this with you all. Thanks for sharing with me too.