A teenage girl uses social media to fight the stigma of acne by showing off her pimples rather than covering them up with heavy make-up. Since the age of 11, Hailey Wait, from Buena Vista, Colorado has been dealing with cystic acne – a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged underneath the skin leaving behind painful bumps. The 17-year-old decided she didn’t need to say sorry for how she looked and wanted to fight back by helping other young people struggling with their skin by posing pictures barefaced to “take one for the team.”

Videographer / Director: Nathan W. Armes
Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote
Editor: Grant Hanson-Vaux

Billy Ray Wheelock is one of the “Obama Eight,” a group of former prisoners who were all convicted of drug crimes and among the first to have their sentences commuted by President Obama. The Obama Eight, as they call themselves, don’t fit into easy categories, except for this: They were all convicted of drug crimes, and they were among the first to have their sentences commuted by President Obama.

A MINIATURE alpaca is being hand-raised inside a farmer’s house – and the small but mighty creature is ruling the roost. Two-year-old Cody has the run of alpaca farmer Amber Isaac’s home, and even sleeps with her in the bedroom. Little Cody has always lived indoors after being abandoned at birth by her mother, and now thinks that Amber, 47, is her mum. At just 52lbs, Cody is half the size of her furry friends – but she is making it big as an online sensation. The tiny alpaca is thought to be one of the smallest on record. And her adorable snaps have won her legion of 42,000 adoring online followers on her Facebook and Instagram pages, where she can be seen posing in fancy dress.

Videographer / Director: Nathan W. Armes
Producer: Emma Pearson, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: Marcus Cooper

Getting American workers to power down is an uphill battle. So much so that some companies are pushing employees to unwind.

Many people refuse to stop checking work emails and phone calls during leisure time — whether they’re in the stands at their kids’ baseball games or lying with their feet propped up beside a lake clinging to mobile devices that allow them to work from almost anywhere


United States Marine Josh Wagner, Iraq War veteran and American Civil War reenactor personalizes the individual soldier’s empathy for those who fought previous wars and brings history into present reality.

Stones River National Battlefield: Murfreesboro, Tennessee December 31, 2012.


JUSTLETITOUT.ORG TRAILER from Nathan W. Armes on Vimeo.

1: Focusing on Wyoming youth suicide prevention, worked in conjunction with Denver advertising agency Barnhart Communications, on behalf of the Wyoming Department of Health Youth Suicide Prevention Program.
2: One of the project’s encompassed five vignettes that each focus on a different Wyoming resident who either attempted or lost a loved one to suicide.
3: The stories are intended to speak to Wyoming youth and young adults about the ramifications of suicide and its effects on those left behind.
4: Special field reporting and interviews by Denver, Colorado based journalist Melanie Asmar.

1: Still photography and HD video.
2: Publishing methods include the campaign’s website and blog, JUSTLETITOUT.ORG, the campaign’s Facebook Page and scheduled :15 and :30 Public Service Announcements (PSA).
3: The PSAs are is also shown in Wyoming movie theaters while running concurrently with a multifaceted Facebook advertising campaign.

ALLYSHA MORENO – JUST LET IT OUT from Nathan W. Armes on Vimeo.

KYLA BAUMFALK – JUST LET IT OUT from Nathan W. Armes on Vimeo.

BJ AYERS – JUST LET IT OUT from Nathan W. Armes on Vimeo.