Obsessed with portrait photography I found the photo series #Scars by @mrelbank. Investigating his work, I came across the photo of @a_feral_danimal, a shocking image that tells a story that has a lot to teach. At first it was going to be painted in the north of France at a Street Art festival, but it was canceled by Covid-19, and I couldn't wait any longer to paint it, leaving it captured in the neighborhood where I was born in Valencia. This is his story:
Daniel had a progressive disease of alcoholism that led him on 12/11/2017 to drink until he tried to kill himself, driving a car at more than 100 km / h, which ended in a terrible accident that tore half his face off and caused a long list of injuries. After the accident and his long and painful recovery, Daniel has completely changed his life, he has given up alcohol and helps many people with problems with his experience. Speaking with him, I was surprised by his words, not only does he not regret his accident, but he is grateful for what happened to him. It was at that moment that he realized that his happiness was related to the level of gratitude. What seemed to be the worst thing that could have happened to him was what really saved his life.
I enjoy creating faces in the streets because they have something special to tell, each detail is a different story.
Thank you MRELBANK AND DANIEL for this gift that you have given me by giving me freedom, I have learned a lot with your connection.
I leave you a link so you can see the project that Daniel is carrying out right now:
"I've come to a point where I'm actually grateful for the wreck. That's when I got to a place that I realized my happiness is directly correlated to my level of gratitude."