Exploring emotional turmoil/mental illness

After going through a rough patch I became inspired to create a series based around emotional turmoil/mental illness. The first inspiration of the series was ‘Lost’ to represent the directionless and cynical haze I felt myself trapped in at the time. It ironically become a way for me to get my mojo back and kickstarted creative collaborations with models who had personal experiences with emotional turmoil.

 

As someone who is a introvert by nature, I find myself to be socially & politically clumsy (or straight forward as I prefer to view it). If I’m sad my face shows it, if someone asks my opinion, I’m the fool who answers honestly. It’s always been a fascination how other people can be so skilled in masking their true feelings & opinions to the point where they’re surely more akin to playing a character on stage than living their own lives. So this series will also explore the idea of unmasking social veneers and what lies beneath them.

 

Short compilation

 

 

Shattered Mind v2

Model: Tyler Oakes

 

Repression – You can only bottle up for so long…

Model: Satoria, Dress: Wyte Phantom

 

Renewal v2

Model: Aleshia Jane, Designer: SigRun Viking Art & Design

 

Toxic relationships

Model: CinnamonGaze

 

Screaming Inside

Model: Jermaine

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Breakdown

Model: Sarah Thornton, MUA: Vanessa Perry, Costume: Lotus Arts

Steampunk cyborg

 

Silver Lining

Model: Holly Fairweather, MUA: Chelsea Wharton

 

Fallen

Model: Tyler Oakes, MUA: Rochelle Jennison-Smith

 

Weight of the world on your shoulders

Model: Kelly Marie

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Persona

Model: Eleanor G

 

Can’t escape your demons

Model: Ellen Stones-Ryan

 

Empty

Model: Kes Wild

 

Tormented

Model: Tyler Oakes

 

Failure v2

Model: Kris Wright, Retoucher: Ben Moorhouse

 

A bad day

Model: Ellen Stones-Ryan

depression

 

Creativity is a double edge sword

MUA: Chelsea Wharton

 

Regret

Model: Tyler Oakes

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Corruption

Model: Satoria, Dresses: Wyte Phantom

 

A glimmer of hope

Model: CinnamonGaze

Tidal wave

 

Nothing is ever truly broken

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I just want to dance…

Model: Tilly

 

Madness

Model: Kes Wild

Madness

 

Recovery

Model: Ellen Stones-Ryan

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