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Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She has had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She’s been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as the MAAP Newsletter, a publication for those with ASD and those who love them.
About this photo: “This is a macro taken from a bouquet of Tulips on my kitchen table. The center represents to me the Holy Trinity. Shooting inside the flower conveyed the feelings of intimacy and protection I was looking for. The texture of the petals is soft & silky and the light play made this very simple photograph an enjoyable exercise during a difficult time in my life. I lost my mom to pulmonary fibrosis last month.”
More from autisticaplanet at her website.