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Photo taken by contributor Mark Maya, a 30-year-old photographer from Durham, North Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar II.  Mark has used photography to help 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 how I perceive my social life and the tendencies that I have to sabotage the relationships that get “serious”.  I consistently make friends but never “best friends” or “life long friends”.  Historically, these people have nonchalantly been forgotten with each new chapter of my life.  The idea of “caution” is an internal and external warning to those who would attempt to attach themselves to me and to myself as I continue to try to make sense of humans and relationships.” 

Find more from Mark at his website.


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2 comments on “Caution

  1. lilbrigs
    December 16, 2014

    Reblogged this on houseofzippers and commented:
    This guy, and his photos, are very attractive.


  2. lilbrigs
    December 16, 2014

    I love the idea and inspiration behind this photo. I feel very much the same way.


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