Work in Progress

 To learn more about this photographic project, click on the photo for an introduction to "What Mental Illness Feels Like—Images & Stories"

To learn more about this photographic project, click on the photo for an introduction to "What Mental Illness Feels Like—Images & Stories"

I had one last visual analogy photograph to create for the mental illness project I'm working on. I've been mulling over what to create for Jenny for awhile now. I've been spending a lot of time writing up the interviews for the fifteen people I interviewed, so I've just been letting what she told me about her mental illnesses percolate in my brain.

Today I stopped at a fantastic flower shop in my area, Floral Arts in St. Joseph, MN. They've worked with me on several of the visual analogy photographs, collaborating with their expertise in all things floral. I was looking for a "textural flower, and one I haven't used yet for the project". I love that I can bounce my ideas off of them, then see what we come up with together. Often my ideas are what I call "loose ideas", they are a little vague, but still with some direction or idea. One of the pluses of not having an idea cut in stone is it gives me more flexibility when creating. Everything doesn't always work out as planned, so having a more fluid pursuit of what I'm creating saves me (and if I'm working with someone) a lot of frustration.

I'll play with the photos I took today. Luckily that hydrangea will last quite awhile. So if I need to shoot more images, I can.

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Photographing Jenny's visual analogy photograph. She's one of 15 people interviewed for my photography project visually exploring what mental illness feels like. "What Mental Illness Feels Like—Images & Stories" -- more info at www.BarbKelloggPhotography.com/introduction.

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Introduction to the Project