Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and self-portrait artist from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.
About this photo: “i don’t think there’s anything i look forward to more than a whole weekend of nothing but what i feel like doing. especially with my favorite person present. i’m trying to live in the moment and not allow thoughts of when it will be just me again for a temporary time. i’ll admit, they try to creep in, but i deny them access to my brainspace now.
and i will do whatever it takes to suspend time.”