Photographer Visually Explores Her Husband's Depression
This is another post out of the same ballpark as the recent post about Superheroes promoting discussion about bulimia. Maureen Drennan, a photographer born and raised in New York City, is highlighting the prevalent issue of depression amongst young men.
Well, rather, she highlights how hard the illness is to deal with when you're the amazing person seeing your loved one crumble before your eyes.
Drennan told Huffington Post that shooting this series helped her and her husband stay close and reconnect once he started coming out the other side of the episode. Knowing how hard it is to explain how it feels going through a severe depressive episode, I can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to understand the feelings from the point of view of a loving partner (Charlotte, you're amazing).
Anyway, moving on, without knowing the backstory behind the poignant portraits, the shots stand up in their own right. He could be going through a period of intense grief. He could be just knackered. They're filled with emotion.
But pair them with the bare and desolate waste landscapes and his pain is unmissable.
Lisboa is a hard copy and high quality, 20 page, A4, table top photo-documentary which tells the story of one 24 hour period in the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon. Following a timeline from the early morning of one weekday through to the early hours of the next, this project captures the changing face of a varied city.