Shadow of The Black Dog!

Oh what a rut I am in! Plenty of reading but almost complete lack of camera activity.

Work is very stressful at the moment, which isn’t helping with regard to the stress I am feeling towards my studies. I find that am fearful of my camera, how can that be so? I love my photography, but hate my apparent lack of creativity.

I am reading, visiting exhibitions and have enjoyed my first OCA study visit. A small consolation is that others I have chatted to have found themselves in the same boat as me. I am hoping that this coming weekends study visit to the Brighton Photo Biennial will shake of the’Black Dog‘ that currently haunts me and help re-energise my creative impulse.

(I had A black dog, his name was depression, 2013)

I have the rest of next week off and want to be able to use it constructively and not waste it with negative energy. I am determined to make some progress with this course. I have wanted to do it for so long and was so pleased to eventually be able to book it.

I have a huge amount of respect with any other people who suffer in this way.

Reference:

I had A black dog, his name was depression (2013) Available at: http://www.wimp.com/i-had-a-black-dog-his-name-was-depression/ (Accessed: 11 October 2016).

 

6 thoughts on “Shadow of The Black Dog!

  1. I certainly recognise the feeling and you’re certainly not on your own although I know it often feels like this. It can be hard as well to follow the usual advice of “Just go out, with your camera and take photographs!”. I hope that there might be something in Brighton to interest and enliven you.

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  2. I too suffer from depression and am currently trying desperately to stop myself from slipping any further down. It is encouraging to me that you have spoken up, and I hope you feel re energised very soon

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