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Photographer Reveals the Darkness of Mental Illness with Picture Series

Tokyo Compression photo essay by Michael Wolf

One of the most evocative contemporary photography series I have seen in a while is Michael Wolf’s Tokyo Compression. The German shoots people in the subway trains of the Japanese capital. The result is breathtaking: an emotional collection of commuting individuals, with each portrait telling a unique story.

Photographer captures his depression in series of self-portraits

Scary thoughts: Edward combined portraits of himself falling, drowning and sleeping to portray his mental state in the picture titled Bad Dreams / Worse Reality