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Abandoned Cottage

Photo taken by contributor Magic, a 27-year-old who is currently trying to find his place on earth so he can finally lay down his backpack. His mental health challenges began at the age of 11, when he was bullied. Since then, he has fought his way through anxiety, depression and body dysmorphic disorder. He uses poetry to scream and photography to calm down.

About this photo: “Some places call us back and this old cottage is among the most persistent ones. I watched it become abandoned, overgrown with black currant and nettle, almost as if hiding from greedy eyes. Piercing wind and heavy snowfall were my allies when I took this shot.”

Find more at his blog.


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5 comments on “Abandoned Cottage

  1. yeshuaschildart
    October 21, 2014

    This is an absolutely beautiful photo. Definitely, photography is one of Magic’s gifts.


  2. AnaLuciaSilva
    October 21, 2014

    Lovely shot =)


  3. Jatin Adlakha
    October 21, 2014

    This is brilliant… !


  4. equinoxio21
    October 21, 2014

    wish there were smoke coming out the chimney. knock on the door. get warm. 🙂 Great shot


  5. eLPy
    October 21, 2014

    This is a special shot. You seem to have taken us back in time, a more primitive time. It captures a lot of emotion. Good job. 🙂

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