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Ugly Cry

Photos taken by Chris Fitzgerald, a fashion and fine art photographer in Los Angeles who has struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood.

About this photo: While it is something I’ve come to learn how to deal with over the years, there are still times when it proves to be a formidable opponent.  Last year, I made a series of images that tried to embody the seductive nature of depression and the way it can sometimes seem much easier to slip into the depths of the neurosis rather than fight.  Here are a few from that series.  

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11 comments on “Ugly Cry

  1. Cassie
    June 7, 2012

    These pictures are PERFECTION. As sad as they are, I love it.


  2. stuff I said
    June 7, 2012

    I have seen that cry before..wonderful photos.


  3. jmgoyder
    June 7, 2012

    Brilliantly heart-rending.


  4. Syncopated Eyeball
    June 7, 2012

    Excellent in many ways. Moving. Beautiful. I’m most impressed.

    I find sometimes it’s necessary to surrender first and then start fighting it. . . sometimes not. . .


  5. underthefullmoonvan
    June 7, 2012

    Wow, love all, especially the first and the last one, so beautiful and so real.


  6. the flo studio
    June 8, 2012

    Wow. Very interesting idea for a series… Resonating. Awesome work.


  7. quantumphysica
    June 8, 2012

    These are so beautiful…


  8. Chris Fitzgerald
    June 11, 2012

    Thank you all for the positive feedback. This was a truly intense photo shoot, and while the idea was to capture something “ugly,” I think we created something extremely honest and beautiful. I appreciate you all taking a look.


  9. halfwaybetweenthegutter
    June 15, 2012

    You’re right; there’s so much beauty in these photos.


  10. eof737
    June 16, 2012

    Moving… all are moving…


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