19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Brain zap on my daily routine

This self portrait represents the side effects of the antidepressants I was taking at the moment. This effect in particular is called "brain zap", which are electrical sensations in the brain. For me, they appear randomly throughout the day while doing mundane things, so it was important for me to represent that. Also, my medication in particular recommended to avoid grapefruits; hence the grapefruit juice. The result is in a image that's a mixture between surrealism and costumbrismo.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Madrid, Spain
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Javier Remis