I was invited to create on Adobe Live AGAIN this year! I was super ecstatic about it and wanted this piece to be more personal. So I decided to create a photo composite inspired by my recent therapy journey.
I started my therapy journey by simply being told that "I needed it." After feeling embarrassed about it, I said, "maybe it is time." I really wanted to find a therapist that understood me, so I went to BetterHelp.com (which gives you tons of options and at an affordable price) and found my therapist on the first try! Ever since I started my therapy journey, I've learned so much about myself and how to deal with my feelings and thoughts.
Create a photo composite series that illustrates an exaggeration of feelings/thoughts that take place inside my head using photoshop. My goal with this series is promote and advocate for more black creatives to experience therapy.
Here's how it started:
I started out by jotting down a list of ideas and words that my therapy sessions conversations consisted of. I also sketched out what I wanted to capture and potentially composite together. I wanted to show what my anxiety looks/feels like and what goes on inside of my head.
Behind the scenes of the photoshoot:
At first, I wanted to have my head surrounded by jungle and and then realized I actually want to put the jungle inside of head with me trying to find my way out.
Watch me create the first piece
of this series on Adobe Live: