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February 20, 2017

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We are fortunate to work with incredibly talented people from all over the country. From our manufacturing partners in Pennsylvania and Michigan to our talented bloggers in New York, we can honestly say that we work with the best of the best.

Over the years we've been lucky to partner with Patrick O'Connor, a brilliant and accomplished photographer, and the result is many of the images you see on our website. Pat has done work for New Balance, Bose, Hasbro, Puma.... to name a few. Incredibly funny, creative, and resourceful, Pat's unique talent lies in his innate ability to bridge a special connection between his subjects and the audience. He always nails it.

An image from one of our past photoshoots with Pat O'Connor

Pat's most recent project, Deconstructing Stigma: a series of photographs of people affected by mental illness, exemplifies what he does best in highlighting the beauty and strength of our individuality. As described on the McLean Hospital website, "Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is more than a series of larger-than-life photographs of people who have been affected by mental illness. ...Each story is told through the eyes of the campaign's participants as they boldly tear down the misconceptions of mental illness. More than just statistics or nameless faces, the volunteers in this project are everyday people—just like you."

Here's how Pat described the project. "I was approached by Adriana Bobinchock, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at McLean Hospital (one of our favorite clients), with an interesting project. She wanted to come up with an awareness campaign to illustrate the fact that one in five Americans will experience mental health issues in his or her lifetime. She asked me if I’d be interested in working with her team to photograph the participants to illustrate their stories, and so Deconstructing Stigma began."

A few of the images showcased on the website for Patrick O'Connor Photography

The photographs are now on display at Logan Airport in Boston in an installation spanning 235’ by 8’. The project and installation were recently covered by The Boston Globe, among other publications, and you can click here to read the story.

For more information about the project visit deconstructingstigma.org. and please share with friends and family to help spread awareness.

 

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