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Dance… Even If You’re Alone

Photo taken by a contributor from South Africa who was diagnosed several years ago at age forty with Aspergers and Major Depression. Last year, he left his job in the corporate sector to try and rebuild for his family after reaching a personal low that left him feeling useless and thinking often about suicide. Photography is a passion that he suppressed his entire life because of social interaction and self confidence issues associated with Aspergers. Three years ago, he picked up a camera again after 23 years and has been striving to find the courage to express himself since.

About this photo: This series is called “Just Dance” and it’s dedicated to everyone out there who like me cannot dance, because of how we think and feel. These were taken at a public swimming pool in Durban. A DJ was playing for the beach, and suddenly the pool became the dance floor.  It was a perfect moment. I still haven’t danced, and my challenge to everyone out there is to just once .. Dance .. Even if youre alone.

Find more at his Twitter pages @SilentHorse01 & @StreetsofDurban.


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5 comments on “Dance… Even If You’re Alone

  1. mishunderstood
    May 11, 2014

    Fabulous shots…so much joy! I love to dance alone. It frees your mind. 🙂


  2. Dreams and Zeros
    May 11, 2014



  3. Jeff
    May 11, 2014

    Dancing in the pool! What a cool idea. I, too, have danced alone. It can be very liberating.


  4. Paula McLane Jennings
    May 11, 2014

    such fun photos! I have not danced in many years but I did dance for many years when I was younger. Definitely give it a shot!


  5. neverclipmywings
    May 12, 2014

    Such interesting shots! I love the colors in them!


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