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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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- ATARAXIA -

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. 

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#MELONMEET - LOS ANGELES

This past Saturday the 26th, Sara Cath and I hosted the first ever instagram Melon Meet for digs apparel, a company that seeks to generate awareness towards traumatic brain injury through art and community. Their meet was in New York City, being their main headquarters. There were also meetups in San Antonio, Houston, Sydney, and Dallas to name a few. 

The turnout was fantastic, and everyone made such incredible images. It was really inspirational to be surrounded by people eager to create, and seemed to generate a ripple effect towards what we all were doing. 

Between two backdrops there was a table full of fun props and things to play with. My favorite are the confetti eggs.

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Thanks so much to everyone who came and decided to spend a very hot Saturday playing and creating! I hope to have many more gatherings involving community and creativity, because what else is there? 

Also a BIG thank you to digs apparel and Maz McWilliams for creating this movement, and for supplying a chance to make things happen. LOVE!