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Silenced Inner Child

Photos taken by contributor Danielle who is on the bipolar spectrum. She is attempting to photograph her moods weekly throughout 2014.

About these photos: “I recently acquired these old dolls and I can’t stop photographing them. They say so much without even saying a word.


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7 comments on “Silenced Inner Child

  1. Stephen
    January 31, 2014

    The second photo for me says a lot, close your eyes and it will go away, but it never does. Silenced by those around signified by the hand of another across the mouth if they can’t here what you have to say then there is not a problem. Powerful image.


  2. Tina Schell
    January 31, 2014

    Excellent take on the subject and creepy indeed but your blogger is right, they really say so much without saying a word.


  3. lenore brown
    January 31, 2014

    wow this had so much emotion even though i feel the dolls are emotionless, but it conjures that feeling of being unheard as a child.


  4. 2812 photography
    January 31, 2014

    I love the take here. Definitely one of my favorites although as Tina says above, in a sort of creepy way.


  5. Emily
    February 1, 2014

    I love old dolls. Isn’t that what we all are…..broken dolls?


  6. Son of Sharecroppers
    February 2, 2014

    Powerful and eerie.


  7. jjeschke
    February 5, 2014

    This photograph seems sinister to me, almost as if the dolls signify something more brutal than being silenced. As if they might take this farther and end up on Americas Most Wanted list. It is beautifully displayed.


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