I was commissioned by the consumer advocate committee of a local community mental health services provider to make portraits of individuals with serious mental illness and substance abuse issues for a project entitled "A View Inside." In addition to the portraits, each participant was interviewed and asked to talk about the times when they felt strong and healthy, and the project was shared at a regional recovery conference in October of 2013. The individuals photographed all attended the conference and shared their stories with the conference attendees, and it was an incredibly moving experience. You can see the images here.