A few weeks ago I had the idea of doing a few shoots based on social and psychological problems such as anxiety, suicide, and PTSD. I wanted to do these shoots because of the meaning and the effect they have had on me and people close to me in my life, as well as all the other people they affect. In this shoot, I focused on anxiety, one of the most reported social/psychological problems in the world. I've known several great people to suffer from severe anxiety problems and know similar to PTSD that not much is done to help treat the root of the problem and fixing it once and for all. I hope that with these photos and exploring these topics deeper maybe I can one day help bring more awareness to them and help solve the problem. These photos are my first step.
In the shoot, I had several goals that help stylize the final image. My first goal was to the model fading into the dark background this is to symbolize the feeling of being alone and ignored in a time of need. The second goal was having the model being pulled in multiple directions. This is to show how some feel during a anxiety attack and start to panic. Frantically looking around and checking your surroundings.
The folllowing photos are out takes from the shoot that I also liked. The first image is a in camera ghosting effect done with controled lighting. While the other two images show my friend Alejandra's personality. I would also like to shoot a big THANK YOU to my friend for being a part fo this shoot and helping make it possible.