Edward Honaker Creatively Captures His Personal Struggle with Depression

By: David Ingram - Sep 27, 2015
References: boredpanda & designtaxi
After being diagnosed with depression, photographer Edward Honaker decided to turn his camera lens towards himself for a series of striking self-portraits exploring his relationship with his mental disorder.

Only 21-years-old, the photographer used his talent behind the lens to help cope with and show others the feelings of being lost and alone he associated with his depression. This collection of black and white self-portraits by Edward Honaker give off a haunting feeling of disconnection from the outside world, and perhaps may even allow outsiders to better understand what he and others who suffer from the disorder may be going through.

Speaking to the Huffington Post about his own depression, Honaker says, "All I knew is that I became bad at the things I used to be good at, and I didn’t know why. Our mind is who you are, and when it doesn’t work properly, it’s scary."