Authentic Self

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to treat and express himself for about four years now. He is currently doing a yearlong self-portrait project.

About this photo: “This self portrait is one of the most authentic that I have taken. It communicates who I am to a “T”: Tense and ready yet calm and closed all at the same time.” 

Find more from Mark at his website.

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