About

Mood 52 visually explores the peaks and valleys of living with bipolar disorder through the photographic lens of one woman in the midst of the struggle. She has been taking photos documenting her moods weekly – 52 weeks a year – for the past two years. During that time she has experienced both the lowest of lows, so depressed she could barely lift the camera to photograph her bed, to wild highs and insomnia when she would take abstract light painting photos throughout the night. The photographic patchwork created by these images represents a variety of mental states as well as photographic genres, including self-portrait, nature, abstract, street photography and much more. She attributes the taking of Mood 52 photos to helping save her life. The process has been therapeutic as both a mindfulness tool and a way of expressing her struggle with darkness and light.