Anhedonia is a series of biopic conceptual portraits serving as an introspective narrative of emotional struggles caused by depressive anxieties. A cathartic exercise and means of self-exploration, these photos assisted in the deep self-examination of the suffering subconscious. Projected through empathetic eyes, these jarring, powerful, raw images illustrate some of the most visceral of emotions belonging to the human condition.
Anhedonia, The Chamber is staged to evoke a theoretical void. A vinyl veneer serves as an all-consuming fog, the subject depicted is trapped, naked and exposed, denoting tender vulnerability. These images provide the audience with a keyhole perspective into the subconscious and how emotionally guided delusions can impact - or rather erase - identity.
This work was conceived through the use of medium and large format film photography. I find that the analog workflow affords me a slow, pensive process. Ultimately, the intent in creating Anhedonia was to utilize the process as a tool to deconstruct depressive disorders, examining how identity is manipulated by neurological and psychological manifestations. I encourage critical conversation relative to collective biases surrounding those afflicted by mental illness.
All Prints are 24 X 30 in / 60.96 X 76.2 cm . ed. of five with one artist proof . archival inks on ultra-smooth cotton 330gsm paper .