Fatalistic Tendency Chronicles a Photographer's Depression

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 16, 2014
References: tushikur.wordpress & featureshoot
For his latest series, 'Fatalistic Tendency,' Tushikur Rahman explores the realm of his own depression and suicidal impulses.

His images are violent, unsettling and confined, illustrating the hopeless, panicked feelings of an anxiety attack or a bout of insomnia. The series functions almost as a personal diary or confessional, translating these complex, private and insidious thoughts and feelings into a visual spectacle.

In the past, the documentary photographer has captured some devastating, violent occurrences; however, Fatalistic Tendencies may have been his hardest work to complete to date, if only for the fact that it's so deeply personal. The series illustrates scenes of fear, desire and despair that are, perhaps, hard for Rahman to admit to himself, let alone share with others.