As she broke free.

To me, this photo represents breaking free of anything that may be holding someone back from completely and totally pursuing their dreams, and becoming the best person they can possibly be. It's something that's been occurring not only for myself but for many others I am close to as well. For myself, it was a school where I didn't belong, social relations, and laziness that have been holding me back from being the best person I can, and it's something I've started to work on - making lists and actively pursuing and seeking opportunities - I'm going to be the photographer and person I've always wanted be, and nothing will hold me back.


Model: Lindsey McCartin

Assistants: Brian Oldham and Alex Stoddard


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  • sophie★ 3y

    the dof is perfect, this concept is so great and insightful.
    her dress contrasts so well with her surroundings it looks beautiful.
  • LunaG. 3y

    Love the concept behind this. You're so incredibly good.
    Wonderful work.
  • Olivia Paige. 3y

    This photo and what you wrote are so inspirational. <3
  • Amy 3y

    it's beyond beautiful!
  • Stephen Maycock 3y

    I just love this, the way you've captured so much motion!
  • Aybuke Calıskan 3y

    this is so amazing and inspiring.
  • bokeh burger 3y

    oh my, this is beautiful. it's like a painting. i trust from this you are well on your way to becoming who you want to be as a person and artist. congrats!
  • Luís S. Tavares 3y

    This is BEAUTIFUL :D
  • Paige Nelson 3y

    I love the concept behind this...don't let anyone keep you from your dreams. I can always tell when you upload something new, even from a tiny thumbnail on my phone. Your style is so unique, even when you use models. And your photoshop skills never fail to impress me.
  • Andrea Van Orsouw 3y

    ohh this is so SO good. the motion is just crazy awesome. the simple colors are so pure and perfect for this photo and i love the concept
  • anasantoni 3y

    your work is amazing.
  • Mathijs Delva 3y

    David, a masterpiece.
  • Krystal 3y

    This is so beautiful is so many ways. The image is absolutely fantastic but further than that the whole message that this sends really breaks through to me, and can inspire so many as well. I'm really moved by this and am so happy for you that you are 'breaking free'
  • Alyssa Zoé Amaro 3y

    David, this is incredible. The story being told, the details. Dear lord, I can't even explain how much I admire your work.
  • Becky Netley 3y

    How an earth did you do this?! AMAZING.
  • Kacie Robertson 3y

    I love this. I wish she wasnt in the middle though.
    The coloring is great though!
  • emily theresa 3y

    this is brilliant, and so inspiring. thank you <3
  • Linus & the Feel Good Factory 3y

    This is amazing!
  • Lunas Verdes 2y

  • Robert Rival 2y

    Beautiful! deserve to be into Nway World.
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Taken on August 27, 2012
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