Shane Stillmunkes is a conceptual and commercial portrait photographer based in Denver, Colorado. His fine art explores society’s pains and realities; he delves into real-world issues through digital photography and audio storytelling. He believes that personal anecdotes can help connect and build a stronger community. Shane strives to share stories that can help inform and diversify our changing world, especially other individuals’ personal narratives. His most recent work, 31 Days Denver, focuses on the impact of COVID-19 and mental health for Millennials and Generation Z; it is a digital storytelling campaign and a mode of connection for local mental health resources. Shane is in the process of growing 31 Days Denver into a non-profit organization, The 31 Days Collective, which focuses on mental health awareness and local resource connections through personal storytelling.