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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Hyperstimulation 0645

“Hyperstimulation” is a series of photographs that use overlapping imagery and bright, vivid color to create conversation by inducing the overwhelming feeling of anxiety. “Hyperstimulation” is a visual representation of a "stress response," which is the physiological action that the body takes in a fight or flight situation. Although stress responses take many forms, visual hyperstimulation usually manifests as ghosted images, shimmers, blurs, and can feel as if one is in a surreal and dreamlike state.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Mara Magyarosi-Laytner