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In the REFLECT Project, Maine inmates write letters to their younger selves

In the REFLECT Project, Maine inmates write letters to their younger selves

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Trent Bell is a commercial photographer best known for his architectural photography. His work has been published in a number of prestigious publications such as the New York Times, Design New England, and Conde Nast Traveler.

“Our bad choices can contain untold loss, remorse, and regret…but the positive value of these bad choices might be immeasurable if we can face them, admit to them, learn from them and find the strength to share.”

However, in early 2013 a friend of Bell’s was sentenced to 36 years in prison. He was a husband, a father, an educated professional, and after the sentencing Bell was haunted by how easily one’s life can take a turn for the worst. Bell recalls times when his son would look up and smile to him, and Bell would reflect on the finality of his friend’s situation.

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