Please say hello to first-time contributor Ian Arneson, a 29-year-old photographer and digital artist based in Sterling, Virginia. Ian suffers from severe depression and anxiety, and has for more than ten years now. Embracing the art of photography took him to a whole new place, a new state of mind. It became more than just a hobby or something to kill time. It became his outlet, his savior, something to keep living for. Telling stories through photographs fulfills a void within Ian that was lost long ago because of depression. His photos aren’t always autobiographical, but do represent places he’s seen and been, both good and bad, reality and in dreams.
About this photo: “The inspiration behind this photo came from a point in my life where I literally felt as if I hit rock bottom. I felt unwanted, unnoticed, and invisible to everyone I cared for around me. Similar to what you see in the photo, I felt myself wither and fade away into vast nothingness.”
Find more from Ian on his website.
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