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Eye of Innocence

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed last Christmas Eve morning. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last four years. Before her partner’s accident, she had made up her mind and quit her day job to pursue being a photographer. Now she is drifting, taking care of her man, and hoping that the day will come when she can start doing photography professionally.

About this photo: “ I think eyes are the most revealing part of a human. I always try to look at people’s eyes as they truly mirror the soul. Inner beauty shows through them.

Find more from Teija at her blog.

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23 comments on “Eye of Innocence

  1. BobR
    November 7, 2013

    Gorgeous shot. Composition, contrast, color and mood. Excellent.

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  2. carrico
    November 7, 2013

    As though she is peeking from behind a concealing, protective hedge. Beautiful eyes. Thanks.

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    • moodphototeija
      November 8, 2013

      ❤ Carrico

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      • carrico
        November 8, 2013

        Well, at least I got to see the new picture before ‘Gravatar’ asked me to ‘sign in.’
        Unfortunately, I don’t understand this ‘stuff.’ But the picture: Again the eyes, and now I see the scratches of finger tips. Very……………intriguing. Dank u wel.

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  3. sonofmountmalang
    November 7, 2013

    Beautiful! Love it. Can i have one?:D

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  4. bpnana
    November 7, 2013

    This is strikingly beautiful! Hope to see more. Wishing you strength & joy in your work.

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  5. Jenn Smith Nelson
    November 7, 2013

    Perfectly composed photo.

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  6. laurenc129
    November 7, 2013

    This is a truly beautiful photograph. I hope things get better for them.

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  7. Jim Work
    November 7, 2013

    Teija…..a haunting image, in a good way, I keep coming back to look and look….nice to be moved….en theos………jim

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    • moodphototeija
      November 8, 2013

      thank you Jim, it is quite haunting image, and I cannot understand why I did not see that at first, this is over shooted over a year ago… but sometimes I miss lots of stuff 😀

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  8. samanthapugsley
    November 8, 2013

    This is so beautiful.

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  9. ag
    November 9, 2013

    Lovely image. My heart goes out to you and your partner. May both of you remain strong and be of comfort to each other.

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    • moodphototeija
      November 10, 2013

      thank you, we try to stay strong, some days it goes better and some not so, but we keep trying 🙂

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  10. Paula McLane Jennings
    November 10, 2013

    I agree with you about eyes. That is a great photo. Hope your man is doing better and that you are both healing from the depression.

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    • moodphototeija
      November 19, 2013

      Paula, thank you 🙂 He is doing actually better at the moment, of course there are those bad days still, I wish I would be that strong too ❤

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  11. jorchid
    November 16, 2013

    Perfect, love it !

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