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Beauty Never Fades

Photo taken by contributor Janna, who has suffered from panic attacks for the last year that have left her shaken and insecure. However, through her anxiety she has met some really nice people who have similar conditions and this has really helped her in realizing that she is not alone. It allowed her to understand her situation and mental illness more. She is currently in her final year of a Fine Art degree in Ireland and is using being creative to help release some of the pressures in her life.

About this photo: “In my work I search for the beauty behind the obvious. The verity behind the mask of perfection. Beauty, although adored, isn’t perfect.

In this photograph I wanted to achieve something that appears beautiful to the outside eye but on closer inspection isn’t perfect.”


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11 comments on “Beauty Never Fades

  1. bipolaronfire
    February 25, 2013

    This is really beautiful, it looks like a painting.


  2. seeker
    February 25, 2013



  3. Maya
    February 25, 2013

    Absolutely beautiful photo.


  4. Beauty Along the Road
    February 25, 2013

    Beauty is transformer, just like our bodies are changing as they age. But you can still see incredible beauty in a wrinkled face, or in fallen petals….


  5. Derrell McCain
    February 25, 2013

    Awesome still life. Beautiful, captivating composition.


  6. Music&Meaning
    February 25, 2013

    BLC: a superb image, rich and poignant…i’ve reposted. thx for sharing! RT


  7. The Baking Barrister
    February 26, 2013

    gorgeous – I have always loved “imperfect” flowers with withering petals – I think you have really captured the subconscious reasoning for that in me – thanks, and wonderful photo


  8. Siobhan-Ellen Carroll
    March 3, 2013

    A wonderful and unique idea, captured wonderfully. I always find pictures and posts like these really comforting. Thanks for sharing.


  9. tolego
    April 5, 2013

    This photograph tears at me. I feel the inevitability of it, not just the fading beauty but fading life. There is the sadness of the journey coming to an end and yet still there is still power. Perhaps it just because I’m creeping up to the same stage in my own existence.


  10. mellygirl2
    December 1, 2013

    So beautiful. I love it so much..keep up the good work.


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