18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
stuck in a loop

This composite photo is from a collection I created for a college class. The collection is meant to represent my chronic illness and how it affects every part of my life. Fibromyalgia can lead to the development of other issues such as mental illness, my anxiety is an example of that. When I am having a particularly bad anxiety episode I sometimes sort of get stuck in a loop, repeating the same phrase over and over again, struggling to get my mind off of whatever is making me so anxious. I try to visually represent this sort of "loop" in this photos.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kinnelon, New Jersey, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Samara Flayderman