Our champions are an inspirational group of individuals that are leading efforts to combat depression in men. Their support allows HeadsUpGuys to connect with men and their supporters in communities all over the world.

Joel Robison portrait

Joel Robison

Award winning conceptual photographer based out of B.C. Canada.

“I’m supporting HeadsUpGuys because the more we can start conversations and make talking about mental health and depression easier for guys, it will help to both end the stigma around these issues and hopefully lead to a more compassionate society where support doesn’t feel like something we need to ask for. Resources like these are vital for everyone in our communities and I’m so proud to be a part of a movement that helps with these causes.”

Joel’s mind-blowing photography has gathered over a quarter of a million fans on Facebook. Joel was also hired by Coca Cola for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Tour to capture happiness in over 90 countries during a nine month period.

Collaborations with HeadsUpGuys:

Learn more about Joel at joelrobison.com.facebooktwitterFlickrHeadsUpGuys Instagram

Adam looking at camera in black and white

Adam Hague

Conceptual self portrait artist and photographer based out of Brunei and the U.K.

“I’m supporting HeadsUpGuys because it resonates with a cause I personally feel strongly about… bringing awareness and helping others overcome depression. It is about time that men are allowed to talk about it just as openly as anyone else. I feel that the sooner we bring awareness about these issues to our society, the sooner we can start helping more people who are going through the same things. Such an honour to be able to be a part of such a good cause… it just feels right.”

Adam creates impactful dreamlike images, inspired by real life issues that have garnered thousands of followers on his social media. With careful attention paid to colours, poses, scenes, and lighting every aspect of Adam’s photos represent deeper symbolisms. Adam is also a full time wedding photographer.

Collaborations with HeadsUpGuys:

Learn more about Adam at: facebookHeadsUpGuys InstagramFlickr

Portrait of Tommy

Tommy Ingberg

Visual artist based out of Nyköping/Stockholm, Sweden.

“I think that HeadsUpGuys is a great initiative. Providing information about depression in men is very important, but maybe even more important is the effort to break the stigma and tear down the myths surrounding these issues; to show that it is ok for guys to talk about mental health and depression, and to show that it is ok to seek support. I am happy and proud to be able to help this cause.”

Tommy creates surreal artwork that has amassed a following of over half a million fans on Facebook. His work has seen international recognition with numerous publications, awards and honourable mentions including International Photography Awards, Prix De La Photographie Paris and Sony World Photography Awards.

Collaborations with HeadsUpGuys:

Learn more about Tommy at ingberg.comfacebookinsta twitter

Portrait of Rob

Rob Woodcox

Fine art and fashion photographer, currently splitting time between Mexico City, Los Angeles, and New York City.

“Community is one of the strongest elements of support an individual can have when facing the challenges of life. HeadsUpGuys is an incredible organization providing a safe space and conversation surrounding men’s health and mental illness. We all face burdens, but life becomes so much better when we have support to carry or even eliminate that weight.  Don’t go at it alone, we are stronger when we face our battles, not when we hide from them!”

Rob’s artwork has been featured in over 100 publications and articles. He has also taught thousands of students in over 15 countries and 25 cities worldwide. Rob’s work combines nature, wildlife, landscape, conceptual art, and the human form to create powerful images. Much of his work helps to raise awareness of causes like mental health, the US foster system and adoption, queer identity, body positivity and racial diversity.

Collaborations with HeadsUpGuys:

Learn more about Rob at robwoodcox.comfacebookHeadsUpGuys Instagram twitter Flickr

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William Patino

Professional landscape and travel photographer based out of Wollongong, Australia.

“One of the best tools in overcoming mental health issues is having the strength to speak out and knowing it’s OK to do so. HeadsUpGuys is helping men worldwide to find their voice and equipping them with the resources to talk about and break down the stigma of depression. I’m more than happy to throw my support behind such a great and much needed initiative.”

Will captures breathtaking landscapes, highlighting the beauty of nature around the world. His work has gathered over 160,000 fans on Instagram and over 300,000 on Google+. Will also hosts photography workshops in Iceland, New Zealand, and Canada.

Collaborations with HeadsUpGuys:

Learn more about Will at williampatino.com.facebookHeadsUpGuys Instagram twitter Google Plus

Portrait of Adam in black and white

Adam WIliams

Emotive landscape photographer based out of Sydney, Australia.

“HeadsUpGuys is such an important place to share, support and normalize the mental health issues of men. It is comforting to visit this page and see that so many other men are dealing with those same demons and with a little help can learn to manage and conquer them and get back to living a happy, fulfilling life.”

Adam’s work is about communicating emotion through powerful imagery. He has received many awards including the Australia Institute of Professional Photographers New South Wales Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Collaborations with HeadsUpGuys:

Learn more about Adam at australianphotographer.comHeadsUpGuys Instagram

Kevin Breel sitting

Kevin Breel

Writer, comedian, and activist based out of Victoria B.C./Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

“HeadsUpGuys is an important initiative that provides a platform for men to speak out about the issue of depression. There aren’t many places out there that are solely focussed on the well-being of guys and I’m happy to be part of the conversation.”

Kevin Breel is the man behind the viral TED Talk Confessions of a Depressed Comic, which has amassed over 2,000,000 views. His work has been featured by The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The TODAY Show on NBC, Mashable, and The Wall Street Journal. Kevin is also the author of the inspirational novel Boy Meets Depression.

Collaborations with HeadsUpGuys:

Learn more about Kevin at kevinbreel.com.facebooktwitterHeadsUpGuys Instagram

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