Dark self-portraits by Edward Honaker

As often happens art can be therapeutic or, at least a way to convey and fight the symptoms and fears of any disease. That’s why Edward Honaker, a 21 years old fashion photographer diagnosed with depression a couple of years ago, started to work on a series of self-portraits that perfectly describe feelings and anxieties originated from his illness. The result is an obscure, dark and clearly anguishing body of work; black and white portraits that depict the photographer in scary surreal contexts, his face always distorted, covered in cloths, erased, or blurred as to hide his identity. Edward revealed in and interview with Huffington post that hopes his portfolio will inspire people to talk more about mental illness and possibly to be more patient and disposable to help people suffering from this kind of diseases. I hope you’ll like these examples of Edward’s pictures, you can check more of his works on his website.

 

Edward Honaker, photography, dark, self-portrait, obscure, depression, black & white

 

Edward Honaker, photography, dark, self-portrait, obscure, depression, black & white

 

Edward Honaker, photography, dark, self-portrait, obscure, depression, black & white

 

Edward Honaker, photography, dark, self-portrait, obscure, depression, black & white

 

Edward Honaker, photography, dark, self-portrait, obscure, depression, black & white

 

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