Prison Break

This little architectural folly in St. Charles, Missouri is exactly the kind of holding cell that seems to incarcerate too many of my fellow citizens.

The barred window is a visual illusion. That’s because the opening is too small for any human to pass through. Furthermore, the “enclosed” space has one side completely open.

This is a real version of the mental prisons that too many people occupy. Places in their minds in which they’ve self-exiled. They seem intent on suffering despite closing the lock with their own hand and while storing the key in a front pocket.

It’s possible to help someone escape this bondage. Just live a life of freedom and maybe they will walk out of their cell and join in.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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