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Photos taken by contributor Hayley, a photography and new media student who has suffered from anorexia and anxiety. Her passions include adventure, traveling, music, art, and the outdoors.
About these photos: “This body of work ‘Fairytales’ is about how one can look normal from the outside but the sense of self is determined from the inside. We use our imaginations to take us to places whether good or bad and this can determine the type of thoughts and feelings we are having, as if living in a lucid dream for emotional distance from constant traumas.
Sometimes reality is depressing and so dreams and fantasy worlds are to escape in to deal with the problems and emotions of the real world. To see like a child and use pictures imagined turned in to reality like a fairytale that becomes existent we can escape and enjoy something that is essentially not tangible.
These images I have hand colored to show that the original photograph is the simplicity of one person and the colored surroundings indicate their thoughts, feelings and imagination.“