Posts tagged Mental Health
Embracing Skin Disease: a Collaboration with Lily

Despite the media doing their best to convince us otherwise, the truth is that nobody has perfect skin - we all have the occasional pimple, dry patch, or other blemish to say the least. Some of us, however, have it a little (or much) worse than others, and because of this media-driven obsession with perfect skin, having skin problems can be a rough deal. Which is why I was over the moon when Lily, who has struggled with psoriasis for years, came to me with the idea for this photo shoot! In the spirit of acceptance and celebration, we have taken photos of her beautiful “star-sprinkled body”.

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Photographing Scars for Be You Magazine

Back in January, I took photos of the scars and stretch marks of 6 young women, for the Be You Magazine project by Karlijn van Mil. This was also the first official shoot I did in my new home studio! Check out the project and some of the photos in this post.

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My Perspective on Trigger Warnings

Over the years, I’ve encountered (and took part in) many discussions surrounding the topic of trigger warnings. Now, with my latest project on self-harm, I had to decide for myself how to go about this - and not everyone agreed. I think it’s an important discussion, and wanted to address it in a blog post.

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Self harm: Behind the Scars

Photography project aimed at giving an inside look into self-harm. Although we as a society have made great strides when it comes to mental health awareness in general, there is still a long way to go when it comes to the topic of self-harm.

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What 'Real' Men Cry Like

“Be a man!" / "Pussy!" / "Faggot!" — Why do we respond to men showing emotion the way we do? Why do we feel the need to dismiss boys’ and men’s emotions? What is so wrong, so taboo?

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What 'Real' Women Laugh Like

Duckfaces? Meh. High camera angels to hide those chins? Overdone. Emotionless expressions? Boring. Show me that big, beautiful, boisterous laugh of yours, woman! Let your happiness take up space - let it light up the world.

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