OK, so I'm not talking about a conveniently placed camera over a person's chest just as they're about to get shot.
Or a camera strap which magically hooked onto a safe hook when someone fell over the side of a really high bridge/building.
Those things are left kept for the big screen.
But what about if I told you a passion for photography has kept someone from slipping back into the deep dark world of depression?
If you're now a little disappointed, please don't be.
Remember that depression kills - a lot.
We just don't think of depression the same as cancer, heart disease or any other visible difficulty.
For the person who is struggling though it can be impossible to live with.
Underneath the clothing, make-up and pretense a person with depression who is not being supported is slowly dying.
We just usually tell someone to 'snap out of it', or to 'get over it'.
I wonder how someone with cancer would react to being told to 'get over it'?
More importantly I wonder how you would feel being the person saying that to someone with cancer...
Anyway back to the little story of today.
I was contacted by a lovely guy from PAKK (apologies for not knowing how to get a K the wrong way round...) who found us on Twitter and asked us to share a blog post.
I love helping others spread the word and share their stories because it helps make it 'real'.
Of course, I love sharing good news stories the most so I was super excited when I started reading all about a guy struggling from anxiety and depression who decided to take charge of his life.
Now, I was even more inspired by this story because his pictures are beautiful and no matter how hard I try all my photos are wobbly, out of focus, to dark, to light...
And yes it is an automatic which does all that for you!
If you have 5 mins to spare and would love to feel awesomely inspired today then definitely check out this post:
Oh, and if anyone knows of a great tip to getting your smart phone to take a decent photo then please, please, please let me know!
Good luck Stewart may you keep winning the fight & keep taking beautiful pictures.
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