Today I would love to share a beautiful project that my friend and colleague, Dustin Eastment has started. What I love about Dustin is that while he thrives in his professional career, he makes space for hobbies such as photography. When you see his stunning work, you immediately get a sense that he is passionate about this outlet.
Just a few weeks ago, Dustin launched #facesofinspo on Instagram. He is challenging himself by shooting portraits of individuals that have words of wisdom to share through personal experiences, career growth or life realizations.
In his words, "(Today) I'm starting a fun personal project called "Faces of Inspiration". The idea is to shoot casual natural light portraits and share a brief story or quote from that person that has either inspired them or others will find inspiring. I've chosen to shoot black and white for this series and as photographer Ben Moon once suggested "by removing color and distractions of the environment, the connection with the subject is undeniable." I couldn't agree more and hope you enjoy them."
I feel so honored that Dustin wanted to capture me and asked me to share. Honestly, I had so much to say but didn't know how. I wrote four different quotes, all great to stand on their own, but after talking it out with Max (my love, my person), I decide to share a personal manifesto that has really launched me to be the person I am today.
Emily Ziegler, another dear friend and a strong, beautiful woman in my life has also been featured.
I am so eager to see other individuals that will be a part of this project. As I said earlier, "everyone has a story" and I always finding such joy hearing it, especially since it takes such courage to stand strong and be vulnerable.
Thank you, Dustin, for sharing your talent with all of us.