FOR BARCROFT MEDIA // Hailey Wait uses social media to fight the stigma of acne by showing off her pimples rather than covering them up with heavy make-up.

FOR USA TODAY // 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.

FOR BARCROFT MEDIA // 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 mother.

FOR USA TODAY // 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

FOR THE 150 PROJECT // 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.     SEE MORE THE150PROJECT.COM

FOR WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM // Focusing on Wyoming youth suicide prevention, I worked in conjunction with Denver advertising agency Barnhart Communications, on behalf of the Wyoming Department of Health Youth Suicide Prevention Program. The project’s encompassed five vignettes that each focus on a different Wyoming resident who either attempted or lost a loved one to suicide. The stories are intended to speak to Wyoming youth and young adults about the ramifications of suicide and its effects on those left behind.

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.