“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering. . .every hero and coward. . .every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

— Carl Sagan, The Pale Blue Dot

Portrait photographer Lindsey Grace Whiddon started taking pictures in high school due to a poor memory and will never forget the day she realized she could make a career out of doing something that brought her so much joy. Soon she found that she had an eye for capturing people in unguarded and vulnerable moments that were true reflections of themselves.

“ I am greatly motivated by the mystery of the unknown and my life has always been colored by travel, adventures, and curiosity. As a photographer, I’ve found the human spirit to be as vast and wild as places undiscovered. On my best days, I am able to inspire people to trust me enough to drop their masks and reveal their most intimate selves. This feeling is what both satisfies and sustains me and drives me to keep making things despite the challenges that are all too familiar to an independent creative.”

When she’s not spinning plates in the studio, you can find Lindsey experimenting with noxious chemicals in the darkroom, riding her motorcycle and, inventing new ways to get into trouble.