This coming out story of a man told through self-portraits taken in Iceland and The Pacific Northwest is beautiful

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Everyone’s coming out story is different, and brave. Yes, every coming out story is brave. For someone, it has been easy, but in most of the cases, it is the most difficult phase of their lives.

This one that we have to share with you is yet another beautiful story. This man had the most unique yet beautiful idea to tell it. Rob Woodcox is an American Fine Art Photographer and a teacher. He told his story through self-portraits he took in Iceland and The Pacific Northwest. He writes,

Over the course of the last two years following my personal coming out experience, I created a series of images to portray the deep emotions I felt while coping with my newly discovered sense of identity.

At first it felt like I was isolated in a vast and unforgiving world but I quickly realized being true to the core is the most freeing thing I can do to start truly witnessing beauty. I want to share my story with others to help them realize that all our unique identities are valid, important, and worthy of affection and acceptance in the world. When we are truer to ourselves, we become truer and closer to others and the world doesn’t seem so isolated anymore.

I have discovered how to love myself and I look forward to creating a second series once I discover what it means to embrace love more fully.

To see more of his work, follow his photography page on Facebook or check out his website.

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