VIDEO // Photographer Ryan Muirhead by James John

One Photographers journey ... click the image below for a very personal and insightful short film about one mans efforts to deal with Social Anxiety and Depression through the creative process of photography. Ryan Muirhead  shares some of the struggles along the way. Captured beautifully by James John.

I sat down with Portland based film photographer Ryan Muirhead and we spoke about Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, and his journey into becoming the well known photographer that Ryan is today.
Making this documentary style interview film with Ryan was a moving and much needed experience for me. I got into film making to connect with people and share stories to help eachother, along the way I lost my direction and hit a huge emotional challenge, but it was needed, I needed to stop and look at my map.
Ryan tells an insightful story about his journey through depression and his daily battle with anxiety in this film, and we learn a lot more about what means to be Ryan Muirhead. 
Ryan is driven by photography and especially film photography helps him cope through his challenging times. 
Talking, Hanging, Filming with Ryan and making this film helped me to reconnect with my passions and meanings. 
My SSD drive failed while finishing this project, so this was actually meant to be the 1st cut what you are seeing, but here it is.
I hope you enjoy the film.
James John. 

Source ( James John Vimeo) via (Chris Weeks Facebook)

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