All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…


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30 Day Photography Challenge – Day 03: Shoes

About this photograph…

Not being of the female persuasion, the magical properties of shoes are kinda lost on me. Honestly, I find them kinda boring, and really only wear them to stop myself from standing on rogue echidnas during my nightly strolls.

So there isn’t really a story behind this photograph other than the spontaneous decision to allow my Adipose to model them for me produced a rather serendipitous metaphor for my recent gym/health kick! :p

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30 Day Photography Challenge – Day 02: In My Cup

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To be honest, I had a lot of trouble with today’s prompt. My mind isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders at the moment and the better part of today was spent preparing for, facilitating and then ‘coming down’ from my Creative Therapy group.

At first I decided to photograph my cup of coke, but soon realised that such an image is more boring than paint drying (even when photographed in my uber-awesome blackboard mug – complete with chalk so you can write lines as you drink! :p)

So instead I opted to arrange a selection of my favourite brand of herbal tea; partly because it’s more exciting than the original photograph and partly because I’m trying to eliminate that sugar-heavy, caffeine laden beverage from my diet!

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30 Day Photography Challenge – Day 01: Leaves

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The leaf above came from a tree in the North South Wales city of Albury. Way back on the 21st June, I attended a Survivors of Suicide evening that was held in the main square of the city. It was an evening where those of us who have lost someone to suicide could gather and remember our loved ones whilst also voicing our belief that there needs to be a systemic change in the way society deals with this taboo.

That evening, I came home with three leaves, each representing a friend I’ve lost to suicide; Rachel, Stephanie and Samantha. This particular leaf is representative of the latter, whose death I have never been able to come to terms with.

Normally they live above a photo frame in my kitchen, but for today’s photograph I decided to shoot Samantha’s leaf against a backdrop of red (her favourite colour) and shift focus onto the veins of the leaf; a necessary body part for nearly all walks of life.

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