dawn farm film series

This is an ongoing series of short documentaries commissioned by Dawn Farm, a Michigan addiction treatment center with an emphasis on the recovering community as the most important source of healing and recovery support for their clients. They requested a series of intimate portraits depicting clients who have successfully graduated from their treatment services.

The key component of these short documentaries was to not focus on drug and alcohol use, but instead focus on the process of recovery and the benefits of living a clean and sober life. Some of these benefits included participating in a demolition derby and traveling across the United States, both of which I was fortunate enough to be present for and capture with my camera.