Half Hawaiian, Half Swedish, Willy Branlund emerged on the photography scene after 12 years of drug addiction, a violent struggle with bi-polar disorder, and a painful divorce.

His faith in God and his passion for photography centered him and gave him purpose.

“When I discovered photography, I said to myself, ‘This is better than a therapist.’ I found a way to articulate what I had experienced. I found solace and identity through the eye of a lens.”

Willy Branlund’s photography represents who he is as a dad, a friend, and an artist — no touch-ups, no Photoshop, unabashedly truthful, untethered.