Photos taken by first-time contributor Laura K. who lives in the UK. She is currently finishing her A2 exams and will be going to university next year to study art. Laura has experienced anxiety and panic attacks brought on by chronic pain syndrome in her hip last year.
About these photos: “This was for my A2 Exam and I had the topic of ‘Transformations.’ I chose to focus on people with Bipolar, as not many people are aware of it, and I was interested in the ways people who have it go from one to another of different emotions. I asked people around at school and they all had very varied uncertain views on it, and after reading blogs of people who have the condition, who felt they needed to hide away, I wanted to create art to show them that they don’t have to, they can still be the same and not hide away being scared of not being accepted. I was inspired by reading blogs about people who had bipolar saying they felt they needed to hide their condition, and that it was tearing them apart. From overlaying these photographs I then went on to complete a number of different media experiments to look into how I can express these bloggers’ voices about their condition. I was also inspired by the work of Agnes Cecile. I completed 3 canvases for my Exam Final Piece with quotes from the bloggers.”