Photos taken by first-time contributor Ash, a teenage student from South Africa. Alongside several autonomic diseases, Ash suffers from severe depression intermingled with brief periods of hypomania. While her mood has improved on her current medication, Ash still goes through depressive episodes. She turns to photography as her mental safe-haven.
About these photos: “These are a couple of self-portraits from a 365 project I am currently doing. I call the series ‘Hidden.’ Both are lit with harsh flash; my favourite kind of light.”
Find more from Ash at her blog.