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Every Path Has a Puddle

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a 36-year-old photographer and 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: “Life is great now, but still messy. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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16 comments on “Every Path Has a Puddle

  1. Alex H
    July 8, 2013

    Awesome……..Just Awesome Share.I love it.Looking forward for more.Alex,Thanks.

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  2. bxmrazvan
    July 8, 2013

    Reblogged this on pensiuneaimee.ro.

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  3. Kam Archer
    July 8, 2013

    Reblogged this on Kam Blography.

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  4. smilingtoad
    July 8, 2013

    Absolutely fantastic! Cheers,

    autumn jade

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  5. Ashley Yu
    July 8, 2013

    A reblogué ceci sur invitango.

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  6. Paula McLane Jennings
    July 8, 2013

    I love how it described you. I can relate so much as I too struggle with depression among many other things. I am a paper/mixed media artist and as a scrapbooker do a lot with my camera and photographs but don’t know how you do so well with self portraits. Wonderful photo!

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  7. Tina Schell
    July 8, 2013

    Art, a gift for so many reasons. Lovely post.

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  8. Developing A New Image
    July 8, 2013

    Carrie………..WOW, what a great illustration, too funny. It for some reason reminds me of an old Gary Lasrson cartoon……..WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!! jim

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  9. araneus1
    July 8, 2013

    excellent shot……… very brave model.
    Terry

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  10. DCHomewares
    July 9, 2013

    Wow, amazing capture and inspiring back story as well. “Life is great now, but still messy. I wouldn’t have it any other way.” – very well said.

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  11. lost in sweden
    July 9, 2013

    Love it!

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  12. oneobserving
    July 9, 2013

    This is a brilliant photograph and self-portrait. And I love the caption. When life gets messy, I am going to call to mind this messy, brilliant photograph and carry on with courage, and a smile. Thank you.

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  13. freedomstills
    July 9, 2013

    Amazing shot… Very well done!

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  14. Uday Narayanan
    July 10, 2013

    Love this!

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  15. embracethecontradictions
    July 27, 2013

    Brilliant! Your work is inspiring and it goes to show that creative outlets can allow you to heal by expressing yourself and how you are feeling.

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