I was talking to an intern at work the other day about our mutual love of creativity and design. It struck me that she may enjoy seeing personal photo collages that I create for people. I call them Soul Snapshots. I create them based on how I see someone or how I feel it may touch them. I create them as my way of saying “I see you and I hear you.”
When I showed Melissa the one I created for Andreas, her hand immediately went to her heart and she was on the verge of tears. She said, “This is so powerful! You could save someone’s life with that!” You could’ve knocked me over as I took in her reaction and her words. So here it is, a soul snapshot I created for Andreas.
A couple of months ago I was at a Chamber of Commerce event where I overheard Andreas explaining to the woman next to him that he is following his childhood dreams. My ears instantly perked up. Following the footsteps of his family, Andreas went to medical school and was working in a hospital where he began dreaming of a different path. He went back to school, this time to learn photography and design, and then launched his own business, Yellow Door Brand. Andreas dresses meticulously and was often hired by others to style their wardrobe so he followed this passion as well and added custom shoes and suits to the Yellow Door Brand.
Today, Andreas spends his days living his dreams from designing clothes and shoes to photographing weddings and even teaching ballroom dancing and business classes. He is a true inspiration.