Medicated Like Me is a personal photography project & journal I began in September of 2018.
After almost a year into therapy & a handful of months on anxiety & depression medication, I decided I needed a place to document my experience in a real & raw way. I needed a place to express in writing what I wasn't able to speak out loud. Through this process I hope I am able to release some of the stigma of mental health & people who suffer with anxiety & depression formed from past trauma.
I have chosen to make self portraits the subject of this project for a couple of reasons. First, because I find self portraits challenging as hell. Second, because I hope to be able to see myself objectively. Instead of posturing for the the most photogenic pictures of myself in vanity, I hope to capture the real emotions I am feeling in the moment. Through my lens I hope I am able to capture a reflection of what we so rarely see in the mirror.
Each photo will be taken by me. After each session, only one photo will be chosen for editing. All other images from the session will be deleted after the journal is published.
Gear & settings will be listed for every image.
Lightroom Classic CC