Cory Richards and the soulful art of vulnerability

"At the age of 14, photographer Cory Richards had dropped out of high school and was technically homeless. His education, he says, was instead obtained through the observation of struggle" (via)

Ever since, he's made a living out of it.

Above all else, vulnerability is key to making any good art.

You have to show up.

And you have to bring all your baggage with you.

 

 Photo by Cory Richards

Photo by Cory Richards

Because that's when you connect.

 Photo by Cory Richards

Photo by Cory Richards

That's real. That's reality.

 Photo by Cory Richards

Photo by Cory Richards

Sunstars and oversaturated - Instagram - that's not soulful.

That's easy.

 

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