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The self portrait series con’t. The story behind the photo below. :::::: :::::: I have been contemplating whether or not I should open up about my struggles to you all, as it’s pretty personal to put it online. But I think I need to say these things in order to normalize discussions about mental health. For starters, these past couple of months have been pretty brutal to say the least. My mental health has been fluctuating so severely that it’s left me pretty exhausted. My physical health has been on a steep decline for a while now, with the doctors not being able to find an answer or take me seriously when I tell them it’s hard to function most days. And to top it all off, it’s busy season, so I spend most of my waking hours on a screen for my full time job. No time for creativity. No time to practice what I love the most: photography. :::::: I know I should be happy I have a job that allows me to afford to do the things I enjoy. I know I should be happy that I don’t have it as bad as so many people out there in the world. But that’s the funny thing about depression: it makes you feel bad about everything. But most importantly, it makes you feel like bad about yourself. I know I’ve been too hard on myself for everything these days, but it’s hard not to be. I’m overly critical about everything I do. I’ve turned into one of those people that just brings down the energy in the room and I hate that. But these are all things I decided to start working on. :::::: In writing all this out, I guess it’s just my way of being transparent with you all and holding myself accountable to actually being proactive about making improvements. I wanted to give you all an explanation as to why you’ve barely been seeing my work lately. This is why you’re seeing this picture, a visual representation of what I’m feeling: lost in the system, invisible, without focus. I’m sorry if this is tmi, but it’s important for me to share this with you all so that you can see that there is a human being behind this work, being influenced by her emotions like the true cliché of an artist she is. But, I’ve decided to channel my inner Frida and translate this into my new work and see what results.
𝐀𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚 𝐞𝐬 𝐮𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐬, 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐞𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞. 👤: @franco._.t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #portrait #portraits #moodygrams #portraits_ig #portraitphotography #portrait_perfection #moodyports #snowisblack #portraitphotographer #portraitgames #portrait_shots #bleachmyfilm #portraitmood #featurepalette #ftmedd #rsa_portraits #makeportraits #makeportrait #top_portraits #tangledinfilm #life_portraits #portrait_star #2instagoodportraitlove #fujifilm #agameoftones #nyphotoart #l0tsabraids #500pxeditorschoice
Tikur wiha (Black Water )Fish market This is a place 270 km South of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. there is a small fish market to buy a whole fish or buy fish based foods like fish soup, or boiled fish . and this guy was actually washing His capture for the day after he had taken out their guts to sell them to restaurants or people who wants to buy the fishes as whole . in this market the main fish to be sold is catfish . . . . . . . #portrait #portraits_ig #pixel_ig #portraiture #expofilm3k #portrait_perfection #portraitstyles_gf #snowisblack #portraits_universe #featurepalette #bleac0hmyfilm #portraitmood #featurepalette   #rsa_portraits #makeportraits #profile_vision #top_portraits #life_portraits #postthepeople #quietthechaos #2instagood #way2ill #justgoshoot #artofvisuals #l0tsabraids #ftwotw #igPodium_portraits #natgeo #natgeo100contest #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot
Still one of my favorite last minute sessions from a cold winter day on a Washington beach. The lighting was so stunning and these two are just so cute!
Started playing around with multicoloured backdrops 💕 absolutely love the orange against grey 🙏🏻 . . . Model: @crystalhparkes
@ kilam_5515 paints incredible landscapes without using any photo references. i finally got to photograph him working in the studio
Just a reminder if you are wanting photos taken, give me a message! - - - - -
Muh little girl scout cookie @autumnrosedurand gettin dipped in milk 😂 I had a lot of other captions but this made me lol so it was the winner. Thanks for putting up with me guys 😘
Gym joy . . @mohpik.photography In frame: @isabelgramegna .
Is fierce a feeling?
If you work in this industry and you missed @annigraham live talk on composition and the technical side of couples photography- please go check it out in her profile. As I am looking back at some of my older work I’m thankful for the mentors who were kind enough to point out technical weaknesses in my work. It only makes you better. It’s something I miss about working in the photojournalism industry- every photo you take is critiqued by a photog master(your photo editor)they are always asking you about your light, composition and subject matter. At times it was really hard to hear critiques all the time- but if you aren’t surrounding yourself with people who will push you, how will you get better? Thanks Anni, for a great talk.
Reality is merely an illusion 👁💫
that’s right: my badass older sister and brother-in-law are having their first child in just over a month, and i could not be more stoked for them - and to be a 〰️cool aunt. i love all four of you (i’m including finn dogue, of course).
@thehalocline for @theprpress 👾🦊 . . . I have this tunnel vision when I'm at concerts, me to the stage, sometimes a bit above. Tunnel vision is piece of my anxiety, it signals that everything around is overwhelming and I can feel frozen in place. Photography is widening that tunnel for me, pushing me into crowds and giving me confidence. With my camera I feel more in control, like I won't be swallowed by the crowd and I'm starting to let in the emotions and energy around me. ❤️
📷 www.vishpatel.uk | hello@vishpatel.uk | model: Laura 50/365 August 2009 Truth be told I can’t actually remember how I met Laura but it was through uni. I loved her red hair and knew I wanted to shoot her hence we arranged a mini shoot. #pursuitofportraits #moodyfilm #featuremeofh #earth_portraits I’m #shaniarmy #featurepalette #folkportraits #bleachmyfilm #globe_people #featuremeseas #imaginativeportraits #bravoportraits #portraitpage #portraitstream #moodyports #thevisualvogue #theportraitpr0ject #ourportraitsdays #gramkilla #bravogreatphoto #aovportraits #of2humans #ftwotw #ftmedd #portraitgames #portrait_vision
I’ve got a dream worth more than my sleep.
dreamy evening
Missin days like this🌞💛
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