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Photo by 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: “After months upon months of dealing with a breakup, ongoing depression and anxiety, I had a rare moment of solace and peace of mind. I decided to hold onto it for as long as I could and create something that whenever I would look at, would give me hope and a little push to keep me moving forward.”
Find more from Ian on his website.