I wanted to show an emotion and bring light to the depression that creeps out every now and again.
I wanted to convey a sense of loneliness and isolation amidst the beauty portrayed. Typically an image or scene like this would be reserved for boudoir but I wanted to try something a little different. Most people see only what we allow them to see yet fail to see whats right beneath the surface. So I went with someone curled up as to feel as if protecting oneself but lost in the sea of emptiness. As depression makes you feel as if you are alone in the world.
For the model It offered something different for her followers and add a more personal layer to what she has going on in life. Here’s a quote from her "Some days are bright. Some days are colorful. Some days are filled with so much life and so much beauty. Those are the days that I truly enjoy. The days that I live for. Other days i'm overcome by darkness and fear. I am suddenly surrounded by gray clouds and that's when it pours. I find myself lost in the middle of a dark sea as I try to stay afloat. Moments of silence. Moments of darkness. I come to and I feel lifeless. My brain is a fog. I can't talk. I can't move. I can't smile. My body lies completely limp and frozen. I try to catch my breath but I don't know how to function. Just taking a step takes a lot of work, so I pull the plug and disconnect myself from the world. I lay there as the hours pass, sometimes days, trying to relearn how to walk, how to talk, how to smile and go back to life as usual and blend in and go unnoticed."