Young Hermes is a bronze sculpture in repose at Windrush Gardens, part of LSU Rural Life Museum. He is positioned on top of an ivy-covered well. Hermes is smaller in person, but I was standing close, which makes him appear larger. I also took a similar shot of Hermes in 2010 with azaleas blooming in the background. A non-profit, Instituto Sedes Sapientia, asked to use the image on the cover of their book in 2011. They deal with mental health, education and philosophy, and are also linked to the Catholic University of Sao Paulo. That was back when I was obsessed with photography, still in the learning stage and not very good, but somehow got their attention. Maybe because I shared more online than I do today. Flickr was popular back then and tagging photos led to companies finding me more readily. I was also active on the blogging platform, Blogspot for several years.
40mm | f/4 | ISO 100 | 1/125 sec