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Photos taken by a woman with recurrent clinical depression. She also suffers from insomnia and at times hypomania. She is trying to work her way out of a severe episode.

About these photos: “I like to create photographs using unexpected sources of light, especially when I can’t sleep and don’t want to wake my family by turning on all the lights. I have always had trouble falling asleep, but when my moods are off it gets worse. These long exposures were created from photographing digital clocks in the dark. I think that they can represent well the disorder of my thoughts when I am revved during the night.


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9 comments on “Sleepless

  1. lisalday111711
    January 12, 2013

    Powerful statement to your reality….I can relate so well to this. thank you fro sharing


  2. mariamashraf
    January 12, 2013

    wow that’s so creative and beautiful


  3. bipolaronfire
    January 12, 2013

    I am totally getting the revved vibe from the photos – brilliant!


  4. Inge
    January 13, 2013

    Stunning art photos!


  5. Naomi Baltuck
    January 13, 2013

    Wow! Beautiful and surprising.


  6. lennonsundance
    January 13, 2013

    These are quite striking and intense. Thanks for sharing.


  7. luro97
    January 13, 2013

    Some nights I feel just like this. Thank you so much for your photos.


  8. kdoughy
    January 13, 2013

    I absolutely love this image, reminds me of the matrix. Really great concept and capture!


  9. Jackie Paulson
    January 17, 2013

    Wow powerful.


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