Thom at Nova | January 2020

Dear Thom,

It may seem like a silly thing, but I want you to know how much your epic high fives have meant to me over the years—thanks for playing the game.

Those high fives were a bright spot in each day when we worked together, bringing a moment of levity to the hardest of days.

Spotting you in the parking lot last October and  pulling over to give you a running, jumping high five was the happiest moment I’d had since the pandemic began. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the pure elation of that moment, and it came at a time when I desperately needed to feel a sense of joy and connection.

Thank you for all the high fives. Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for always giving your best to the projects I sent your way when we worked together. Thanks for showing up to the backyard bonfires. Thanks for helping me with my motorcycle! And thanks for letting me make this portrait of you, I love the hell out of it.

Please keep the high fives coming for as long as we both shall live. <3

With love and hope,
Candace