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 thoughts on “Every Path Has a Puddle

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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