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Photos taken by Micaela Brookman from Los Angeles, California. Micaela is a young model and aspiring photographer. Her work is greatly influenced by Salvador Dali and Richard Avedon. When Micaela was seven years old she lost her mother to depression and mental illness.

About these photos: The photos attached show various stages of the grieving process. The first: Numbness, The second: Denial, The third: Exhale.


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11 comments on “Cocoon

  1. John
    May 16, 2012

    Very nice!


  2. magikdolls
    May 16, 2012

    Amazing photos! Good job!

    Ps, sorry for the loss of your mother Micaela, stay strong.. for yourself! Much love<3



  3. Shirsha
    May 16, 2012

    Micaela – Sad but deeply moving pictures.

    Broken Light – Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. Should you choose to accept here is the link:


  4. Gabbie
    May 16, 2012

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Love her work!


  5. Irfan Hussain
    May 16, 2012

    there’s a dark theme to it


  6. jmgoyder
    May 16, 2012

    Brilliant and moving.


  7. Brooke H.
    May 17, 2012

    Very powerful…


  8. laviebohemeart
    May 17, 2012



  9. P.A.Z.
    May 18, 2012

    These are gorgeous shots!

    Sorry for your loss. My aunt committed suicide and I can only phantom what my cousins feel about loosing her.


  10. cgopix
    May 21, 2012

    elegant & dream-like


  11. Ted West
    May 25, 2012

    Beautiful work. Really like the images with the pool.


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