We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!
Photo taken by contributor Mike Abraham, a man in his early fifties from central Ontario who first loved photography as a teen. He put down his camera when “life got in the way” and by the age of 25, was alcoholic and suffered from depression. Anxiety disorder entered in to the equation in his late thirties and it would be another ten years and a failed marriage before he found his salvation through spirituality, animals, and rediscovering his first love – photography. Mike likes to capture images that celebrate light and spirit. He sees beauty in unexpected places, such as abandoned houses and barns. He likes to capture the story they tell of life, loss, and aging through their haunting transformations.
About this photo: “Clarity is lacking in the chaos of addiction and anxiety. I had often felt that I was wandering in the darkness with no direction. This photo represents the path out of the darkness. The path toward light is also chaotic but I know it leads to clarity and purpose.”