I’m not going to provide too much commentary on this video, because I think it speaks plenty for itself. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing ski photographer Stephen Shelesky’s story of coming out, and how he’s been able to build a supportive community in Jackson Hole and elsewhere.
I’m also glad he was able to tell his story the way he wanted to in this inspiring film from Stio. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
Stio: “With equal parts hustle and humility, Stephen Shelesky has established himself as one of the outdoor industry’s most promising up and coming photographers. But his story hasn’t always been polished and perfect. For a long time, photography helped Stephen Shelesky deny who he was. It was a distraction and an outlet for an internal struggle around his sexuality. This all changed when he found himself in Jackson, Wyoming. Out West is a film about Stephen’s journey to find the courage, confidence and community needed to embrace his sexuality and express his true self. Directed by Susie Theis Produced by Sofia Jaramillo and Stephen Shelesky Filmed by Susie Theis and Sofia Jaramillo Edited by Jack Hessler