Those of you reading this will probably have no idea who Ezra Caldwell is, but I began following him on photo sharing site Flickr 8 years ago. A genuine inspiration to me, he was a true artist in everything he touched: His bicycles (www.fastboycycles.com), his photography (www.flickr.com/fastboy) and the documentation of his 6-year struggle with cancer (www.teachingcancertocry.com) during which he never once wallowed in self-pity. The bravery with which he lived his life was utterly impossible to comprehend.
News reached me this morning that Ezra died on the 4th May.
The world is a far poorer place without him and his passing, the passing of a man I have never met, has left me devastated. I feel like I have lost a friend.
Big love Ezra.