You Say Sad Like I'ts A Bad Thing.
For my photography module I was struggling to find a theme but I knew I wanted to do something regarding mental health. So I decided that this project’ s main theme is the glamorisation of mental illnesses by our culture and media. I have tried to recreate and capture sort of mocks of different ways mental health is depicted around the media and its beautification. The plastic nylon/ cling film is meant to represent the suffocation that people experience during anxiety attacks or/and the psychological burden that weighs people down when are in a state of depression. In some of the landscapes I used again the nylon and a prism to kind of blur and distort the image, as things can be distorted sometimes if we see them from a different perspective.
Canterbury: Independence & Loneliness.
This set of pictures is quite special for me. It was the first time I moved alone to Canterbury back in 2015. For me it was quite an empowering but also frightening chapter in my life. Having to adapt to a new way of lifestyle, work and a new school and circle of people, was something that my brain wasn’t too keen on to process it. So I listen to an advice from my friend, brought my film camera and started to capture moments. They don’t tie together but, it’s sort of different vibes I had that made me decide to take some pictures.