Jack Rabbit, Memphis © Will Steacy
I love Will Steacy's passion for his art, which he explains that he has devoted his life to his art, and that it is the reason he is alive. He made this realization in 2003 when he was almost murdered during a robbery at his former job at a sneaker store, and completely changed his perception on life and what was important to him. His work is about being alive and life and tries to push it with every photograph that he takes and states that you "usually have to fight for the things worth having." By addressing the overwhelming loss and despair that prevail in our urban communities, Steacy wants to make a modern day portrait of the American inner city. I love the way that Will Steacy approaches his subjects with an intensity and honesty.
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