Today I had an incredible phootshoot with a lovely photographer named Caleb who I met via instagram some weeks ago. The shoot was a success and the photos look stunning, but that is not the reason I’m writing this post.
I am writing this post because I left the shoot feeling inspired and amazed by a truly wonderful human being.
During our outdoor shoot in and around Camden Town, Caleb shared a bit of his own personal story with me which was very moving and obviously courageous on his part. He has endured his fair share of adversity in life and yet he has come out stronger than ever.
Having dealt with bullying, the challenges of being adopted and having had very low self-esteem, Caleb has, nonetheless, succeeded in lifting himself up and making more of himself than anyone could have ever expected. He found the courage and strength to make something of himself despite the obstacles that were before him.
What struck me the most about Caleb, despite merely being a teenager, was his maturity, perseverance and resilience – I know and believe that he is a very talented photographer destined for great things.
His story is one that will stay with me for a long time and I hope that he continues to reach for his dreams and inspire more and more people along the way.
I want to give a big shout out to all the young hustlers in the world trying to do good and be better!
You can have a look at Caleb’s work here @calebandthecam and don’t forget to give him a follow!