I’m Mike Alegado, a fine art and conceptual photographer in Philippines. I myself have been battling depression and it comes and goes without warning. I can safely say that it hasn’t turned into anything severe by knowing how to deal with depression.

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I created this series because I wanted to make a visual representation of the different feelings that I went through with depression. Making these images gave me a sense of release and a reminder to keep fighting. These are self portraits using my hands as subjects depicting the overwhelming emotions of loneliness, sadness, pain and longing that usually comes with people who suffer from depression.

Help me

What’s a good day?

From behind the ice

The melting

Cure the pain


Overflowing tears

Quiet plea