As someone who has struggled for years with mental illness; it has become a major theme within the work I create. Anxiety, depression, and trying to overcome mental illness can be found hidden within my work. Art has always been something I use to cope and it has become my biggest outlet for the things I feel inside my head.

 

I work within the media of photography, revolving a lot with self-portraiture as a way to express how I feel inside. Whether it be feeling as though I am stuck or drowning, it is the perfect way to get my emotions out. I work a lot in black and white. I think that the beauty of black and white is there are no distractions within, helping the emotions of the pieces come through. Black and white also brings forth more details and shows more contrast within the pieces, especially between the dark blacks and bright whites.

- Brittani Woolery

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Drowning #1, 2020

Digital photography

8” x 10”

NFS

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Drowning #2, 2020

Digital photography

8” x 10”

NFS

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Drowning #3, 2020

Digital photography

8” x 10”

NFS

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Drowning #4, 2020

Digital photography

8” x 10”

NFS

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Drowning #5, 2020

Digital photography

8” x 10”

NFS