We Asked People to Share Words of Encouragement with a Total Stranger (The Results were Moving )

Free Portrait Project// Lansing, MI


In this time of divisiveness, hatred, and senseless violence in our country, it is important now more than ever that we find each and every way to BUILD EACH OTHER UP.  

We asked people to share words of love and encouragement with a stranger and the results were remarkable // People are REMARKABLE. 


Here's how it works 

  1.  We asked individuals if they would like to have a free portrait taken
  2.  We then asked them to listen to a " recording of encouragement " left by a total stranger ( while I continued to photograph them ) 
  3.  Lastly, we asked individuals to " pay the kindness forward" by leaving a word of encouragement for the next person. 

Pay close attention to the photo progression as the participant goes from 

  1.  Before recording 
  2. Listening to recording
  3. After recording 





Thank you so much to each and every one of you! 

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( To the participants, if you would like free copies of your photographs email me ) 

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