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Staying Afloat

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: “this photograph represents those moments when you finally have peace and you just float. for me, water is a calming agent, soothing my mind.”


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5 comments on “Staying Afloat

  1. mazriniesham
    September 24, 2013

    Reblogged this on yourpayless.


  2. tutugoncom
    September 25, 2013

    I love the picture..and nice to vist your blog


  3. maureenjenner
    September 26, 2013

    A great concept, beautifully presented.


  4. Paula McLane Jennings
    September 26, 2013

    interesting photo! I find water a very calming influence also but never looked at the floating aspect. I love the sounds of it.


  5. zaidatawneh
    September 27, 2013

    The water drop is a very soft and week creature but has the secrets of life… keep going like her.


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