When you get hurt, make art out of it.

Art comes from an expression of feeling, a documentation of a place in time, and a statement. There’s a sense of release when you’re creating, because you’re working through thoughts and releasing them. In the middle of what was my most painful injury, a tiny finger fracture that radiated pain through my entire arm, I think I found the cure. When you’re hurt, make art out of it. Whether it’s an injury, injustice, or broken heart, turn the camera around and capture it. In the spirit of Nan Goldin and in dedication to my beloved Andy, here is a photograph worth every tear.

Photography by David Tamargo