“There’s beauty in the struggle; hardship, difficulty, strife, sacrifice, stress; all of these elements are precursors to success. Remember the only time you truly lose is when you decide to quit, everything else is merely a lesson.”

This is Jakk Gerard, a model from London. He has suffered from anxiety and depression in the past. He believes that what he has been through has made him who he is today. The first image shows Jakk amongst branches of a tree whilst in self contemplation representing how our views of people with mental health illnesses or struggles are often obscured.