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Photos taken by contributor Jennifer, a photographer in her twenties from Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Her photography is influenced by her PTSD, and anxiety in general. Her work tends to center on the themes of longing, nostalgia, and occasionally hope. She especially enjoys creating and photographing miniature scenes. While art has always been her passion, since developing PTSD, it has also come to serve as an outlet and a form of therapy. Jennifer uses art to process who she is and who she wants to be, one day at a time.

About these photos: “Originally part of my series, ‘Melancholy’, these pieces have now been broken off to form their own series. ‘Distant’ features the dollhouse figure in the white dress, while ‘Melancholy’ features the dollhouse figure in the blue dress.

In the same way, while ‘Melancholy’ is about depression, anxiety flowing free and discovering fleeting bits of hope, ‘Distant’ is about longing, reaching, discovery – depression and anxiety in their ebb – and the moments that bring you back down.”

Find more from Jennifer at her website.


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8 comments on “Distant

  1. Hank shaw
    December 2, 2015

    This is a very strong, creative and effective series…


  2. Britta
    December 3, 2015

    I really love these! great stuff…


  3. Marie
    December 3, 2015

    Lovely. Haunting.


  4. Robert Crisp
    December 3, 2015

    These are amazing.


  5. Jennifer Nichole Wells
    December 3, 2015

    Thank you so much!


  6. Jennifer Nichole Wells
    December 3, 2015

    Reblogged this on Jennifer Nichole Wells and commented:
    Broken Light shared my ‘Distant’ series. So happy to be a part of this wonderful Collective. Thank you all.


  7. Mike Abraham
    December 4, 2015

    Haunting and full of questions ..captivating. Thanks for sharing!


  8. thelawfuloutlaw
    December 6, 2015

    Really effective work. Beautiful, yet harrowing.


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