I use the concept of documentary to create written and photographic journals to maintain stability in wellness. A compulsive positive coping strategy amongst my many visible negative ones.
My journey with photography is an autobiographical narrative of daily life coming to terms with mental illness. It takes me through recovery, vices and self-destruction. An unbroken cycle of wellness, to illness and back again.
I have built a portfolio of the physical self and the spiritual self. The conscious and the unconscious, using reflective practice as a stable foundation to contain the chaotic content. These photos and journals give me understanding and closure from emotional discomfort. The process is a lifelong technique I have learnt which I will share with others in need.