One of my latest works entitled "TRAPPED" which can be seen left is a perfect example. For many years I have felt trapped. Completely entombed behind an illness that appears invisible to everyone who looks upon me.
Because of this I have suffered with depression and personal conflicts with myself for many years. Thinking it must be me or something in my head as everyone around me doesn't seem to be able to see it.
My work "TRAPPED" is what I see in the mirror. To everyone else I am Rob. The normal friendly down to earth person that I always am but, underneath, I am struggling. Trapped behind a web of scars, pain and depression that only I can feel or see.
Like many of my photography and Artists friends my work can be a source of expression and release. A way to express how I feel by portraying it in my art. A way to express how I feel as well as a release. A release from all the daily pressures that many in the same situation as myself face on a daily basis.
So with that said... Try not to judge a book by it's cover. Just because someone may seem fine on the outside doesn't mean they are on the inside and visa versa.
Anyhow... I sincerely hope you all like my latest piece of work entitled "TRAPPED" and thank you all for all the comments and support throughout the last year.
All the best