With equal parts hustle and humility, Stio Ambassador 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.
"It seemed unlikely, but in this place I found a community that let me be myself."
Photos By Sofia Jaramillo
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Photos by Stephen Shelesky
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Directed by Susie Theis
Edited by Jack Hessler