The Darkness Within


This is a series I did for my Photography degree, just recently, which I called, “The Darkness Within”. This series is about mental illness; particularly my journey through anxiety and depression.  At one time I was too anxious to leave my house, which for a long time was my prison and my refuge at the same time. My anxiety and depression got so bad that I could not leave. An unforeseeable force keeping me trapped. Restrained under a veil of darkness, that only I could see, only I could escape. Pushing myself to go study photography was one of the scariest things I’ve done. I look back at that girl I was though and I am amazed at how far I have come and I am truly grateful for all the help and support from family and friends along my voyage.  I printed these final images in the form of a B5 size zine as well as A3 prints.

I am by no means “better”, far from it. I still have bad days were I want to shut out the world, but I never want to be that girl again, that is a more terrifying prospect, so I keep pushing forward.
I was born and raised in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland.  I still  live in Glasgow now with my husband and our daughter Kimberly.  

I didn’t go on to study photography until my late 20s .  I have now completed my BA in Photography at City of Glasgow College, I have loved every minute spent at the college, met some amazing people.  I am now attaining my Honours Degree and I am enjoying the challenges  and building on my portfolio.