“if i could feel
the temperature of my mind
i mostly imagine it to be warm
a starry night on a picnic blanket
thousands of pinpricks in the black sky
but when the dip comes
the whiteness of the blank space
is infinite in length and height
burns my heart
and i crumble
trying to find the dark
that comforts and warms
nothing like this stark scaring plane
i just want space”
- ‘the clarity in limbo is unbelievable’
Anita G 2016
These pieces represent myself and my mental health. Or rather, mental illness and the way I see the world within the state of being overcome with depression/anxiety. I am fogged up and believe whatever it is my mind tells me. However, when the white blinds me in my emotions, that’s it, I only know what my depression wants me to believe.
I want people to realise that it’s not something made up, that we cannot control what we see, feel or do in these states. I want people to go to a friend and say, ‘hey, I’m sorry that I haven’t understood properly before. I do now. And I’m here.’ We need to support and love all the time; not just when we think they’re okay or coping. We need to show support and love forever and always. Don’t trust that your friend won’t believe what depression says. We need to show them that we will always find love for them, in the best and worst of times.
All pieces were taken with Nikon D750 DSLR. The smoke is in the photo. Editing done in Photoshop for colour correction.
Anita G of Anita G photography has been creating art all her life. She is a flower crown wearing, smiling, plus size, pale Italian babe who loves helping people feel good about themselves and boosting confidence! Anita has been photographing for nearly 7 years. She loves being able to capture people in their endless forms of diversity and showcase them to the world, sometimes even to themselves. A large part of what motivates her work is her will to help people recognize and appreciate their differences and how it makes them all uniquely perfect. Her work can be viewed on her website, her Facebook and her Instagram.