I make my living taking pictures of people doing random things.
Photography is my savior.
I've had three major bouts of clinical depression. I live with chronic anxiety, intrusive horrific thoughts including those of termination. Diagnosed with long-term complicated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I work hard everyday to find a bit of joy. I take minimal medication because I feel it interferes with my creativity. Also, on the job I occasionally put myself in harms way to get the shot. Anti-depressants tinker with my fight or flight judgement -- something I learned the hard way... Regular therapy is a must.
I'm a warrior, not a victim, who has gone to battle many times. And, even though each battle has left scars I am still alive and thriving as best I can.
I really wanted to share my life story but found the printed word to be too painful. So I have brought beauty to the ugly by writing Haikus.
All images are mine, taken with my cell phone over a six-year span