These are emotions I struggle to authentically express and this piece is a reflection of me emotionally internalizing these feelings. Using a fish eye lens perspective, I want to show how compressed these feelings I have are and what the personality of my emotions look like—as if what I truly feel is trying to squeeze its way out for the world to see. The idea behind this piece is to normalize my emotional instability, humanizing the flaws of my feelings and humanizing mental illness.
Edited by: Leslie Vargas
Issue 17 Credits
Photography: Zelle Westfall
Creative Direction: Payton Selby, Ava Emilione, Leslie Vargas, Zelle Westfall
Photography Assistants: Ruby Summer, Jewel Simpkins