“The days when the sun goes cold” is both an internal representation of what life with depression is like and the relationship between one’s consciousness and their ability to react to it.
Using the black and white imagery as a type of “x-ray”, the focus is on the physical appearance and transformation of Philippe, a man I met at a suicide prevention clinic in Paris. Accentuating the body as a capsule which house the pain of Philippe, I use proximity and intimacy to show the internal trauma and isolation one encounters when suffering from depression.
The work highlights the need for more awareness and understanding on depression by society. Over 300 million people suffer from depression, and is the leading cause of disability globally.