I was up in Vail and Breckenridge recently shooting for Epic Life Magazine, and I got contacted by the photo editor of Narratively, an online platform devoted to untold human stories, to do a shoot that week in Frisco (right next to Breckenridge). The story was to be of a man, Doug Masiuk, who turned his life around from alcoholism and unmanaged diabetes to running across the United States and educating children about the disease. I was excited to do the shoot, if I was able to arrange to do it while I was up in the mountains (note: I was set to leave that day). Sure enough, I got in touch with Doug literally a minute later, and was running around the trails of Frisco and in coffee shops later that day with him! SO grateful to him for making it work, and for sharing his story – a true inspiration. Read more about Doug's story, and see why!
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