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Photo taken by contributor Cricket, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat normal life. Depression and paranoid thoughts sometimes return, but he recognizes it and turns to creating art. He gets hyper-creative at times, painting, drawing and taking photographs constantly.
About this photo: “I tend to love the dark – I’m very fond of night shots. I’m attracted to dark rich colors and this shows up in my art and the way I dress. This shot was taken walking across Berkeley at dusk.”