CHRISTIAN HOPKINS

Кристиана Хопкинса

source: fototelegrafru

Для 20-летнего Кристиана Хопкинса (Christian Hopkins) искусство фотографии является способом творческого и эмоционального самовыражения. В том числе, он использует его как способ борьбы с депрессией. Молодой фотограф говорит, что “последние 4 года находился в глубокой депрессии, которая за это время проявлялась множеством способов, в том числе и в фотографии.”

Его работы невероятно сильно передают настроение, отражают уязвимость и приступы депрессии, одиночество, апатию и внутреннюю борьбу с самим собой. “Надеюсь, что я смог кому-нибудь помочь своими фотографиями. Они – это я. Возможно, это и вы. Может быть и нет. Может быть, они – это мы.” – говорит Кристиан.
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source: mymodernmet

Art is oftentimes an outlet for creative and emotional expression, something that 20-year-old Christian Hopkins knows all too well. The young photographer uses photography as a coping mechanism for depression. He says, “I’ve been suffering from Major Depression for the past 4 years and it has manifested itself throughout that period in many ways, photography included.”

Hopkins’ friend, Redditor Musketman, decided to share some of the gifted photographer’s powerful images as a means of saving them online because Hopkins had planned to delete them all. The images reveal a vulnerability that speaks to just about everyone. While Hopkins’ mental and emotional state may be heightened at different intervals, there’s an incredibly relatable sentiment in his work that mirrors bouts with depression, loneliness, lethargy, and a mental battle with oneself.

Since posting the images through Imgur, Hopkins has joined reddit and shares, “I did tell my friend that that I was going to delete my photographs. I was going through a somewhat severe episode of depression, and I am often not myself during said episodes. Who ‘myself’ may truly be is still something I struggle with daily… If anything, I hope I helped someone with my photography. They’re me. Perhaps they are you as well. Maybe they’re neither. Maybe they’re we.”
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source: jandannet

20岁的摄影师 Christian Hopkins(仍在攻读大学)已饱受抑郁症之痛长达4年,他通过自拍和后期制作来创作反应抑郁症超现实作品。Hopkins 本打算将作品删除,但朋友却将之发表到互联网。
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source: zeutch

L’art est souvent un moyen d’expression créatif et émotionnel, Christian Hopkins peut en témoigner avec cette série sur le thème de la dépression.
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source: petapixel

What does severe depression look like in photographs? The work of photographer Christian Hopkins may offer a clue. The 20-year-old photographer has been battling Major Depression (AKA clinical depression) for the past four years, and many of his photographs are a reflection of the dark thoughts and feelings swirling around in his mind.

Hopkins is currently registered as a freshman studying biochemistry in college, but has been taking a medical leave of absence in order to deal with his depression.

One year into his struggles, Hopkins picked up camera in order to use photography as a way to cope. He has been doing photography on and off since then.

“I was never all that good with words. That why I take pictures,” he tells us.

Hopkins has never taken a photography class in his life, and his photographs are simply a medium through which he can express himself. “This is just a hobby. A camera, a body, and a mind. Nothing else,” he says.

Many of his photographs were once shared online through his Flickr account, Capt. Truffles. After a severe bout with depression recently, he wiped his account and took his photographs offline. Some of the shots continue to float around on the web, through various website and through social media.

Hopkins says he’s fine with remnants of his work existing, since they may help someone going through similar struggles: “If anything, I hope I helped someone with my photography. They’re me. Perhaps they are you as well. Maybe they’re neither. Maybe they’re we.”