This is a slow season for photography so I've been diving into some personal design projects. A scallywag is defined as "a person who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal." I have spent most of my life feeling like a fish out of water. Because of my interests. Because of my awkwardness. Because of my environment. And because of OCD. I've always felt very alone in my weirdness. But I have slowly come to learn that there are more people out there who feel the same way as I do than the opposite. We all feel pressure from society to hide behind some standard of "normal" that runs contrary to who most of us really are. The fact of the matter is that being "normal" is weird. And fucking boring. But none of us talk about it.
So I wanted to make something for the misfits, the outcasts, the nerds, the geeks, the introverts, the mentally ill and anyone else who has no interest in being "normal". Something to let them know that they are not alone. That it's ok to not live up to the standard, or to not have it all together, or to enjoy things the mainstream may deem unacceptable. I want everyone to embrace their inner-scallywag, let it out, and wear it with pride.
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