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 on something, I’m the fool who answers honestly. It’s always been a fascination how others are so much more skilled in holding up a public face. So this series will also explore the idea of unmasking social veneers and what lies beneath them.

 

 

Shattered Mind v2

Model: Tyler Oakes

 

Repression – You can only bottle up for so long…

Model: Satoria, Dress: Wyte Phantom

 

Lost (v3)

Model: Eleanor G

 

Silver Lining

Model: Holly Fairweather, MUA: Chelsea Wharton

 

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

 

Tormented

Model: Tyler Oakes

 

Failure v2

Model: Kris Wright, Retoucher: Ben Moorhouse

 

A bad day

Model: Ellen Stones-Ryan

 

Creativity is a double edge sword

MUA: Chelsea Wharton

 

Regret

Model: Tyler Oakes

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Corruption

Model: Satoria, Dresses: Wyte Phantom

 

Redemption

Model: Tyler Oakes

 

I have no mouth and I must scream

Model: Ellen Stones-Ryan

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I’m fine

Model: Ellen Stones-Ryan

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Poison Envy

Model: Kelly Marie

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Nothing is ever truly broken

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You can’t handle the truth 
If we were to shine a light on ourselves and be truly honest with our flaws and darkest secrets would we stand with pride or crumble at our own self disgust?

Model: Molly Hymes

 

Recovery

Model: Ellen Stones-Ryan

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Renewal v2

Model: Holly Fairweather, MUA: Chelsea Wharton