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Please welcome first-time contributor Tara, a mom in her mid-30’s who struggles with depression and anxiety. Mental health issues have always played a role in her life, beginning in childhood with a schizophrenic relative, and later another close family member struggling with incorrectly treated depression and anxiety. Tara never realized that mental health issues affected her photography until she began to build up a portfolio. She started noticing themes of brokenness, imperfection, and desolation throughout her work.
About these photos:
“My routine takes me past this abandoned house four times a day.
Four times a day, I wonder about it. I wonder about its history, who lived there, why they left, why no one takes care of it now.
The sun rises on it each morning and sets on it each night. Is the house sad, or angry, or content with its fate? Is it silly to wonder about things like this?
I don’t know how to find out this house’s story, and that frustrates me. It feeds my imagination to make up bits and pieces of it each time I pass, four times a day.
If walls could talk…”
More from Tara at her blog.