Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.
About this photo: “I found this quote which I think suits very well for my philosophy, “Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” by Marsha Norman
My goal is to make my dreams alive as photographs. And process my feelings, in some way in every photograph. Of course there can be subjects feelings too. Not everyone can “see” those feelings, but maybe someone can, and others can find their own feelings or something out of them. Either way, it makes me happy if my photographs can give something to someone.”
Find more from Teija at her blog.