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An Empty Stare

Photo taken by Carly Mueller from Minnesota. I was depressed at a younge age and felt so alone and felt as if I didn’t have any friends. Through the years  I have overcome that issue, but the cause has still been part of me. I have known people who have issues from Schizophrenia to OCD. No matter how severe the issue everyone has their own battles to fight and that is a big part of the inspiration behind “an empty stare”.  The photo for me meant that even when we feel we are falling apart there is still some of us left. There is still that part that wants to hold on, that’s why some of the natural skin color is still showing through. Most importantly I didn’t want this photo to be focused on one thing. I wanted everyone to see themselves in it and to think about what is important to them.


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7 comments on “An Empty Stare

  1. jmgoyder
    May 13, 2012



  2. Vanity Rush
    May 14, 2012

    I agree with jmgoyder- very powerful. Great color, and it pulls a reaction from the viewer.


  3. Irfan Hussain
    May 14, 2012



  4. A Pakistani Boy
    May 14, 2012


    Reminds me of vampire diaries 😀


  5. Timi
    May 15, 2012

    This photo is so dark and scary yet I cannot tear my eyes away from it.


  6. uncommonunderstandings
    May 17, 2012

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone taking the time to look at this. It feels great to be able to have a picture on such a great blog.


  7. eof737
    May 24, 2012

    Amazing and disturbing! 😉


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