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Loop Talent Director of Photography Tom Watts has been featured in a book by Photographer Chiabella James. The project was crowdfunded to support the Self-Esteem Team, an organization that directly helps young people to navigate mental health.

The concept of the book is that each subject is pictured with a mask covering half of their face juxtapositing the subject’s age, race, gender and provoking a potential to shift perspectives of identity.

Tom Watts’ feature includes discussions of trauma, gender and sexuality. Tom also discusses their secrets to success, coupled with visually rich images. 

“People always ask: ‘What’s your secret to success?’ Often the answer is to just be yourself…I’m in the best place not that I have ever been in my life. I’m the best version of myself because I’m being the most authentic.”