Photo taken by autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She has been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as The MAAP Newsletter (an online newsletter for those with ASD and those who love them, www.aspergersyndrome.org).
About this photo: “The photo I am submitting this time is of 2 “sibling” barns in rural De Kalb county in Illinois. I like to think of them as fraternal twins as they are side by side, going through life from the same angle. I think they have literally and figuratively weathered a lot of life’s storms together. This photo was taken in September of 2011 after a day of therapy. I get most of my nature shots after therapy sessions in De Kalb & Kane counties. I enjoy taking pictures of nature; this includes buildings/structures that have been reclaimed by nature. They evoke a strong sense of loneliness. The companionship here makes me a little sad as I have none of that on a peer base in my own life. I am still blessed to have found this shot and all images the Lord reveals to me, those of His creation and man’s. This is an intersection of both.”