Depression, Loneliness, Art Therapy, Hope, Sad, Mental Health, Coping, Melancholy, Expression

A Girl Called Depression

Janelia Mould, a photographer based in South Africa, specializes in shooting surreal concept images that tell a unique story. Her series Melancholy — A Girl Called Depression convey the complexity of depression and reveal raw emotions felt by individuals. In an interview, Mould talks about her series:

“It is a very personal project for me because depression has touched my life, therefore it’s subjective on how I experienced it. You can say I was inspired by my own struggle and use my photography as a therapeutic outlet.”

Her unique portraits share something unique: they don’t reveal her face. When asked why, Mould explains “I have purposefully left out the head and some limbs, I wanted to give a glimpse on how a person with depression might experience life, through creating a character that never feels fully complete.”

Depression, Loneliness, Art Therapy, Hope, Sad, Mental Health, Coping, Melancholy, Expression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Uninhabited”

Depression, Loneliness, Art Therapy, Hope, Sad, Mental Health, Coping, Melancholy, Expression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dangling”

Image Credits:
Feature Image: Velizar Ivanov, on Unsplash, Creative Commons
Body Images: Janelia Mould, on My Modern Met, Photographer Granted Permission to Use