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Corey Mullaney's Self-Portraiture Explores Adolescent Themes

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Jul 7, 2014 • References: facebook and coreymullaneyphotography.tumblr
UK-based student and photographer Corey Mullaney recently exhibited his first portfolio of work, aptly titled 'BLOODSHOT.'

Mullaney uses photography as a medium to therapeutically and artistically confront the challenges he's faced in his life. He regards every photographic composition as a nostalgic sentiment. Mullaney explains, "Though my visual constructions are extreme, they are built upon the hyperbolic foundations of my difficulties as an adolescent, and I feel that, without this ability to artistically express myself, I could not exist."

Each image exudes the desperation, agony and longing of a youth attempting to situate themselves within the world. The beautiful compositions communicate a narrative of great strength and courage; it is definitely one that many viewers may be able to relate to themselves.