By Alex Thorne
It’s a classic storyline: someone discovers some old negatives they shot a long time ago and sells them for big bucks. But for Mike Mitchell, his struggles with depression and finances makes this story particularly uplifting.
The Washington Post’s Manual Roig-Franzia brings to life Mitchell’s passion for photography, along with his personal trials and triumphs by weaving the theme of light throughout the entire article. Anyone who loves photography and using light for creative effect will be inspired by this read.
From The Washington Post:
“When things are good, when sadness gives way to peace, life rhymes for Mike Mitchell. That’s the way he puts it.
It rhymes. He hears it, though you may not. A private poetry reading for one.
Of all the things that rhyme for Mike Mitchell, nothing rhymes like light. There it is, off in the clouds. A burst, describing momentary squiggles of brilliance in the sky. He sees it and he listens to it, though it makes not a sound. Lightning in the thunderhead. One silent burst, and it’s gone.”