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Agitated Depression

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Photos taken by a contributor on the bipolar spectrum. She has battled depression, hypomania, insomnia, anxiety, BPD, ADD and more.

About these photos: “These three photographs may be abstract, but to me they tell the story of agitated depression. Explosion, sadness and confusion, often all at once. The images capture fireworks, something loud and intense like bursts of rage, without the beauty of the vibrant colors. At the same time, the lines of the long exposure evoke tears falling.


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4 comments on “Agitated Depression

  1. thehappyhugger
    February 21, 2014

    I can relate…the photos are very descriptive.


  2. Daniel Sparling
    February 21, 2014

    I like the photos, and the description lets me see them from another perspective. Thanks


  3. EvaUhu
    February 22, 2014

    thought-provoking… great images!


  4. eLPy
    March 1, 2014

    Artistic and unique indeed. I appreciate how you created these in grey scale, not something you see a lot when it comes to fireworks. Great description about depression.

    Nice work,


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