Statement of Intention
Lately, mankind has faced a riddle: what to do with minds that function on levels beyond the 'norm'. Mental Illness is becoming more 'open' to dialogue but are our actions, policies and procedures really making a difference? My brother has been suffering from Bipolar for five years now and his journey has landed him in a very tough place. I wanted to visualise the feeling of being isolated by family when under the throws of a mind out of control.
Inspiration: Mood Board
The back to the camera shots didn't turn out anywhere near what I hoped: it lacked more context. We needed a whole family situation to be seen, but I didn't have the people on hand to achieve this. I liked the hoodie pics, and may edit them also, but in the end I chose the open-mouthed scream pic.
I actually really liked the second image, bringing up the clarity to create a rough texture on the subject's skin, as well as some contrast on the teeth and gums. I initially darkened the background using the burn tool but decided against it, preferring the spiral-like texture of the wall. The green tint represents sickness and the desaturated background is meant to boost that effect.