ABOUT

Isaac Wright is an honorably retired Army special operations veteran of six years who began shooting photography to cope with mental illness, specifically PTSD and depression. His work involves capturing the world from never before seen perspectives.

“The only thing he stole, was scenery.”

December 17, 2020
Isaac was arrested unarmed at gunpoint.

outside flagstaff Arizona on nationwide warrant all for the alleged crimes of entering areas in Cincinnati unlawfully and taking pictures. Using a picture of Isaac holding a handgun while in the service and with his military training police perpetuated a narrative that Isaac was a PTSD ridden threat to society and arrested him with 15 officers and an attack helicopter.

Isaac has no criminal record and served honorably in the Army. He was the incarcerated without bond for two months in Arizona awaiting extradition to Cincinnati. Using his seized footage, the lead detective on his case sought to get him charged anywhere possible including Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio. He was charged with three counts of F2 Burglary (one step below murder, an F1) all for the alleged crime of trespassing to take photos in Cincinnati, OH. The lead detective and prosecution stated on the record in court that “Nothing was stolen and nobody was hurt.”

April 9, 2021
Released on bond after more than 100 days in jail.

When he was finally taken back to Ohio, he posted bond and then an emergency hearing was called, raising his bond to $400,000 before he could be released.  After two months of fighting bond was finally lowered and Isaac was released.  Isaac is still fighting the egregious wrongful imprisonment and over-charging by the Cincinnati Police Department and the case is an ongoing battle.  Police also seized his new phone and car only a week after he was released when he was traveling back from Louisiana on the Ohio Court’s orders.  His case is now reaching national news as he seeks justice.  With mounting legal fees and court costs he needs your help.

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“The only thing he stole, was scenery.”

December 17, 2020
Isaac was arrested unarmed at gunpoint.

outside flagstaff Arizona on nationwide warrant all for the alleged crimes of entering areas in Cincinnati unlawfully and taking pictures. Using a picture of Isaac holding a handgun while in the service and with his military training police perpetuated a narrative that Isaac was a PTSD ridden threat to society and arrested him with 15 officers and an attack helicopter.

Isaac has no criminal record and served honorably in the Army. He was the incarcerated without bond for two months in Arizona awaiting extradition to Cincinnati. Using his seized footage, the lead detective on his case sought to get him charged anywhere possible including Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio. He was charged with three counts of F2 Burglary (one step below murder, an F1) all for the alleged crime of trespassing to take photos in Cincinnati, OH. The lead detective and prosecution stated on the record in court that “Nothing was stolen and nobody was hurt.”

April 9, 2021
Released on bond after more than 100 days in jail.

When he was finally taken back to Ohio, he posted bond and then an emergency hearing was called, raising his bond to $400,000 before he could be released.  After two months of fighting bond was finally lowered and Isaac was released.  Isaac is still fighting the egregious wrongful imprisonment and over-charging by the Cincinnati Police Department and the case is an ongoing battle.  Police also seized his new phone and car only a week after he was released when he was traveling back from Louisiana on the Ohio Court’s orders.  His case is now reaching national news as he seeks justice.  With mounting legal fees and court costs he needs your help.

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To the moon, & never back.

NEWS

Isaac has been featured in many news articles about his daring photography.

UNIVERSAL FREEDOM

What I want people to know is I’m overwhelmed with gratitude by everyone’s support. I’m incredibly thankful. There’s a lot of work ahead, but with everyone’s love and support, I’m ready to fight it all head on.

In a myriad of phone calls with friends, I have been asked if I can imagine what it will feel like to take a picture again or taste freedom once more. Instantly, memories flash on a highlight reel behind my eyes as I recollect moments of immeasurable bliss along the journey of walking in my purpose. ⁣

We all share moments like these as they are universal in their nature rather than esoteric. We so freely attribute a sort of divine greatness to these memories as we recall how our souls were lifted from one plane into another, and we existed, for but a moment, in what appears to be a more comprehensive, fuller and deeper reality.

GALLERY

UNIVERSAL FREEDOM

What I want people to know is I’m overwhelmed with gratitude by everyone’s support. I’m incredibly thankful. There’s a lot of work ahead, but with everyone’s love and support, I’m ready to fight it all head on.

In a myriad of phone calls with friends, I have been asked if I can imagine what it will feel like to take a picture again or taste freedom once more. Instantly, memories flash on a highlight reel behind my eyes as I recollect moments of immeasurable bliss along the journey of walking in my purpose. ⁣

We all share moments like these as they are universal in their nature rather than esoteric. We so freely attribute a sort of divine greatness to these memories as we recall how our souls were lifted from one plane into another, and we existed, for but a moment, in what appears to be a more comprehensive, fuller and deeper reality.

PRINTS

UNIVERSAL FREEDOM

We call to mind how infinitesimally small we felt, our shortness of breath and fullness of heart in the shadow of “greater things.” ⁣

But there are no greater things, only one Great Soul from which all things and elements are interwoven and have their life and being. In understanding this, we become cognizant of the intricate inner workings of the spiritual world in even the most menial and minute details of life; granting our souls the liberty and jubilance of this “deeper reality” in every passing moment.

Therefore, when asked about the feeling of freedom on the other side of this momentary trial, I dare say that same freedom is native to me rather than foreign in this very hour. In retrospect, I see it has never departed; in shackles or behind bars, through nights of hunger, cold and restlessness, it was always present holding residency in the soul and never in the body. ⁣

I see now this soul manifests in all things, everything I was prepared me for who I now am, and who I am to be, I am now becoming. Today’s prison bars are tomorrow’s open roads. Hunger and cold turn to fullness and warmth, and restlessness becomes peace. Space and time shine forth from that Universal Soul giving me moment by moment, an abundance of supply, everything in its perfect power.

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“All the gods, all the heavens all the hells are within you.”

Joseph Campbell

UNIVERSAL FREEDOM

In light of this, my freedom is never circumstantial, but constant, having its substance in what is internal rather than external. I find it in every fellow inmate, the swallows outside my window and every daily event we so liberally label “good” or “bad.” Should we exist and walk steadfast in our purpose, these events are nothing more than to carry us to ourselves and all we are to become.

With the great forces of space and time on our side, the same power that moves sun, the stars, the moon , and all the cosmos will also carry us to our manifest destiny in due season. And that same familiar freedom will be there to greet us, only sweeter than ever before.

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