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Photographing Cats Helps Me Deal With My Insecurity And Dark Past
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Animals, Photography6 years ago

Photographing Cats Helps Me Deal With My Insecurity And Dark Past

When I was little, I was a very happy child. I had some good friends and I was mostly an outgoing child. I loved playing outside and acting goofy.

My life became dark when I went to high school. I got bullied a lot, became very insecure and cried almost every day. It got even worse when I almost lost my mom, when she got very sick twice. This also had a very large impact on my grades and I didn’t pass high school. Luckily, my mom survived and she is still the happiest person I know.

My life became positive again when I was in my first year of studying graphic design. I got friends, became outgoing and I was happy again, but it was missing something. I still wanted to remember the moments, so I bought my first DSLR camera and started taking photos and posted them on Flickr. I got so many positive comments and learned so much.

I love taking photos of mostly cats. I see my photography as moody and storytelling, with lots of contrast. Photography has changed my life forever and I’m happy that I can share that with people around the world!

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My life became dark when I went to high school

I got bullied a lot, became very insecure and cried almost every day

It got even worse when I almost lost my mom

This also had a very large impact on my grades and I didn’t pass high school

Luckily, my mom survived and my life became positive again when I was in my first year of studying graphic design

I got friends, became outgoing and I was happy again, but it was missing something

Then I found passion for photography, especially photographing cats

I see my photography as moody and storytelling, with lots of contrast

Photography has changed my life forever and I’m happy that I can share that with people around the world

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

How beautiful. I'm having a hard time at the moment, and seeing your cat pictures feels like a little oasis of calm and a reminder that it's completely OK to be a bit weird sometimes. OK, a lot weird. :)

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you so much Anna! So sad to hear that you're having a hard time! Everything will get better and yes it's completely OK to be weird. Normal is boring. Weird is awesome :D

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Slyy
Community Member
6 years ago

Cats are amazingly therapeutic

Community Member
6 years ago

They indeed are :D

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
6 years ago

Photo's of cats are nothing new, but the way you take them, wow. You really have a unique sense that creates these incredible shots! Definitely keep at it! I'm so sorry that it's due to pain you suffered during what should have been the best times of your life, but you've found an outlet. And its one hell of an outlet, just STUNNING! It sounds like you're happy again, and that's all that matters. Put the past behind you :) All the best.

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
5 years ago

My thoughts Exactly. It really IS a unique, beautiful perspective this photographer gets. Wow!

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AnnaMcHugh
Community Member
6 years ago

How beautiful. I'm having a hard time at the moment, and seeing your cat pictures feels like a little oasis of calm and a reminder that it's completely OK to be a bit weird sometimes. OK, a lot weird. :)

Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you so much Anna! So sad to hear that you're having a hard time! Everything will get better and yes it's completely OK to be weird. Normal is boring. Weird is awesome :D

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Slyy
Community Member
6 years ago

Cats are amazingly therapeutic

Community Member
6 years ago

They indeed are :D

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MikiNyckel
Community Member
6 years ago

Photo's of cats are nothing new, but the way you take them, wow. You really have a unique sense that creates these incredible shots! Definitely keep at it! I'm so sorry that it's due to pain you suffered during what should have been the best times of your life, but you've found an outlet. And its one hell of an outlet, just STUNNING! It sounds like you're happy again, and that's all that matters. Put the past behind you :) All the best.

Tillie Martinussen
Community Member
5 years ago

My thoughts Exactly. It really IS a unique, beautiful perspective this photographer gets. Wow!

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