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Not Myself Series


Photo by contributor Patrycja Marciniak, a 24-year-old graphic designer, artist, and photographer from Poland who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and dermatillomania, the urge to scratch and pick at one’s skin.

About this photo: “In these long-exposure self-portraits I tried to capture the feeling of depersonalization related to depression and anxiety – the moments when your body and your mind seem strangely foreign. At these moments I don’t feel like myself, but rather like a mannequin controlled by the illness.”


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3 comments on “Not Myself Series

  1. Photography OCD
    April 18, 2017

    Thoughts are not real Patrycja, I keep telling myself that. We have a short argument about it and start all over again.


  2. zongrik
    April 20, 2017



  3. Deb Gale
    April 22, 2017



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