People are complex. We are ever-changing and in some aspects, we are a different person every day of our lives. A camera is an interesting device as once the shutter is clicked, a moment that instantly ceased to exist is immortalized in two dimensions. With a flash of light, each moment in these collections lasted only 1/125 second. In 2010, I had the honor of spending time with these amazing people and during each of these sessions I was changed. It would be impossible for an artist to ever fully know their subjects, and I won’t claim that my observations are accurate or have any basis in fact. This collection was based on the simple challenge of finding a single word that expressed how I viewed these magnificent people during a single capture, and, in the end, that wasn’t that simple after all.