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On March 19, 2014, I was hit by a drunk driver going more than 100 miles per hour in a residential zone of 40 mph. I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I had to have hip surgery and now will need spinal surgery. A lot of my memory, both long- and short-term, has been erased. I’ve been with my girlfriend for ten years — I don’t remember the first five, or my childhood. I constantly suffer migraines, temper changes, confusion, and backaches.

I realized I had to return to college for a degree in digital media because I would no longer be able to work a job at which I needed to stand. I fell in love with design and photography, because I could finally mentally share with those around me what I’m going through. That’s what I love about art.

Since then, two of my neon photo series have received international attention. “Neon Dreams” appeared in a magazine in Portugal, and this September, “Neon Dreams” and “VIXEN” were both displayed on Vente-privee building in Paris, the largest digital facade in Europe. I have always been drawn to things that are modern and eye-catching, like bright, vibrant colors.

When you nearly die, you have a difficult time coping with such an enormous event. Art was the only way I knew how to let people in on what I was thinking. I was never good with words, but I could illustrate my feelings, emotions, and thoughts through art. Photography motivates me to look at the brighter side of life and to make something different that will hopefully inspire others who are dealt with difficult circumstances beyond their control.

I hope you all enjoy my journey. Thank you for all the support, I hope you can like it and share with your friends and family. I love sharing my art with the world, it’s an intimate look inside my soul.

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My car after the drunk driver hit me March 19th, 2014.

“VIXEN” “Neon Dreams” published in Paris, France on top of the vente-privee building. (September 23rd, 2017)

“Neon Dreams” published in Paris, France on top of the vente-privee building. (September 24th, 2017)

“VIXEN” published in Paris, France on top of the vente-privee building. (September 24th, 2017)

Me painting UV paint on one of the models for “MINX”

The video behind “MINX” (NSFW)

VIXEN

GENESIS

MINX

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Neon Dreams