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Bipolar Abstraction

Photo taken by a contributor in New Jersey. She’s a woman in her thirties who has had many diagnoses over the years, including major depressive disorder and bipolar II, as well as traits of borderline personality disorder, OCD, and ADD.

About this photo: “Sometimes abstract photos capture my moods even better than photos I take of people, places or things. They’re unexpected, unpredictable, and change from one frame to the next, much like my moods. I took this one sleepless night, on the move, dancing around with a glow stick and my camera. To me, it evokes mania/hypomania and insomnia emerging from the darkness of depression.


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10 comments on “Bipolar Abstraction

  1. Rajiv
    May 9, 2014

    I really love these photos


  2. overjean
    May 9, 2014

    Reblogged this on O C T A G O N.


  3. sustainabilitea
    May 9, 2014

    Gorgeous color and flow!



  4. Dreams and Zeros
    May 10, 2014

    Brilliant and extremely expressive.


  5. frizztext
    May 10, 2014

    “dancing around with a glow stick” = good idea!


  6. Cardinal Guzman
    May 10, 2014

    Nice abstract.


  7. bpdtransformation
    May 10, 2014

    A beautiful photo for its randomness and unpredictability. Could relate to BPD as well as depression / mania.


  8. Jeff Sinon
    May 11, 2014

    The colors in this are stunning. I could look at it for hours.


  9. Paula McLane Jennings
    May 14, 2014

    fascinating photo!


  10. cynthiadasilvarocha
    May 20, 2014

    Reblogged this on cynthiadasilvarocha.


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