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Depression - single-exposure self portraits

 
twoshadows
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Nov 09, 2017 23:24 |  #1

I have cut my online time considerably, but I will always find my way back to POTN. <3

I am a veteran of 35 years of major, chronic depression. By this time in my life it is well managed, though still a daily challenge. A few health issues of late combined with some unfortunate incidences conspired to remind me how rough it can get. Fortunately it was really only a taste, a "Remember me?" and a warning about diligence. But when I am stricken, eventually I strike back. I am rid of the outward effects of the depression, but it's memory is strong. I am now in the process of transcribing those memories...

I give you "Mad Grace" in its infancy and such as it is...

Mad Grace (external link)

If you are like me and don't trust links, you can find the "Mad Grace" gallery on the site (under self portraits) listed in my sig. Here is one image from the series - to give an idea. I am holding back the more emotional pieces out of respect.

Fwiw - these are single exposure and are effectively sooc (I converted to B&W in RAW)

"Radar"

IMAGE: https://static.wixstatic.com/media/90e2af_26c81169f2f04979baa76eb7af26cbe2~mv2.jpg

I welcome comments and observations.

Kindness,

Julia

PS - Man Ray is influential in getting me to resurrect and expand upon my experimental/surreal techniques.

Miss Julian Grey
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I'm non-binary - please refer to me as she/her

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texkam
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By The Lake in Big D
Nov 09, 2017 23:42 |  #2

Moving images. Thanks for sharing. Your contributions to this community are appreciated.




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MalVeauX
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Nov 10, 2017 07:22 |  #3

Really good stuff.

Very best,


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Nov 18, 2017 15:09 |  #4

very evocative photos-your skill in depicting what you feel is quite amazing.


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