Hi There Everyone! I wanted to talk a little more about my self portraiture fine art images I have been posting. On Wed I post one about another personal struggle depression and anxiety. I know many people that also struggle with it, and if you haven't dealt with it yourself it is very hard to understand.
I was sitting with my boys and writing down image ideas that kept popping into my head, and than this one hit me, and I could see it in my mind and knew I needed to create it as soon as I can. Originally when I came up with this idea I didn't immediately associate it with myself personally, but once I started to photograph it, I knew what I needed to do to make it come to life.
I used my basement and a single light bulb for this image, I knew that I wanted it to be very dark, dirty and I wanted people to feel like I was alone in this dark space. I also wanted to look strong so I pushed myself off of the floor like I was about to sit up and then stand up. This image was to show that depression can be a dark and lonely place and it takes strength to get out of that space, but it can be done. There is light ahead of you.
This was the final image and I am very proud of this one. For me it is extremely hard to get in front of the camera and be so raw, but the feeling after I create one of these fine art images is amazing.
I hope you like this image, there will be more to come in the future not just of myself but of others when I do their fine art sessions.