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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Third Degree Headspace

Oftentimes with mental illness, a dissociation from the self and the world around you is felt. A lack of reality, a lack of feeling is embedded in yourself, and all too quickly the weight of the world comes crashing down and you keep riding on this roller coaster for weeks at a time. After a bout of bad depression, I created this photograph. To me, it represents the question of reality, my dissociation from self as well as my relationship between my mental and physical self.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Radford, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Copyright: © Cat Baker