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Here Are Forty Or More Self-Portraits That Will Give You Nightmares

The world isn’t so simple. While it would be simpler to believe that there is only right and wrong, the reality is that there is a lot of grey area in..

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The world is not black and white. 

As much as it would simplify things if there were only black and white, the world is actually full of shades of grey. And sometimes even the most heinous acts have causes, even if that doesn’t make them right. That is the truth about every person. As a result of Covid-19 and other problems that have reemerged, the world is in disarray right now.

This photographer’s goal is to use her pictures to show people as they really are. It’s possible that not all of these make sense, but she explains quite a few of them. However, one is free to form their own interpretations of works of art. In the end, that is why we have artistic expression. The following images are more than just snapshots of the world as we know it today.

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Just scroll down to see for yourself how special these images are.

Source: Instagram

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#1 An epidemic of empty dolls.

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We’re a glum generation that loves to take upbeat selfies.

A generation without children but one with plenty of drinkers.

A carefree bunch with a healthy dose of fear.

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Cheap generation with expensive phones.

They have the confidence of youth while maintaining a pleasant appearance.

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An inebriated generation that now feels responsible for its actions.

Cold generation with warm hands.

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From the wrong people.

#2 Loud fears that we need to cut.

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#3 Weight of existence.

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To what extent you buckle under pressure depends on how you handle the load.

#4 Waiting for someone who will never come.

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I’m in a role where I get to talk about real-life issues like mental health, epilepsy, domestic violence, and other stigmatised conditions, and I get to play a part in making the world a better place, if only for a day, by demonstrating that people aren’t alone in their struggles.

I’m trying to demonstrate how interconnected we all are. There is no “beauty filter” applied to the content, so it is candid, personal, honest, and raw. Téa Jagodi

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#5 A graveyard of dead promises.

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#6 Scream.

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#7 Time.

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All the people who have dared to put my or someone else’s biological clock in their mouth. Those who enjoy peering into the uteruses of other ladies.

And for those who deserved an answer twice as bad as their question. To those who believe that women’s worth is intrinsically tied to their ability to procreate—after all, that’s why we’re here, right?

Do you have any idea what time it is right this minute?

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As with any other “normal” question, “Fu*k off” eventually becomes a socially acceptable response.

#8 How much does a part of you cost?

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Over the past two years, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to participate in initiatives that help emerging artists in my country. Everything sounds great up until the point where the question of how much your work will cost enters the picture.

Again, it becomes an issue when I set the price very low. Again, they complain that it’s too much. Do you really care about artists, or are you just willing to pay the price of a coffee for each author’s work so that the project can be realised? Or how about you buy us a cup of coffee so we can think more creatively? No. I can’t afford your cheap coffee and you shouldn’t try to make me.

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that is BENEFICIAL to the ARTISTS Do something about the name, at the very least.

#9 Never opened doors.

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When your eyes go dark, you lose the ability to make the one tiny, crucial hand movement that could easily rescue you from a vile, freezing place from which there is no escape.

Want to get up while it’s still early?

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#10 Wrong turn.

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One cannot get well if they remain in the same environment in which they became ill.

#11 Hiding.

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#12 The depth of sharpness.

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I finally learned to stop being so impatient with the passing of time. When things seem to be falling apart, they may actually be falling into place—just not in the way that we spoiled humans had planned.

#13 The destruction museum.

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It is not a formal organisation. Neither a structure nor a work of art. It’s possible that it’s a real person. People. Sad and flawed museums. And for that purpose alone, they are ideal.

Broken, unique, and awoken And despite all this, you still adore them. You seek acceptance while denying it to others. Perhaps this explains why better things eluded you. Although you may not be able to repair holes, your presence is nonetheless appreciated. Possibly, that will suffice.

This has the potential to prevent loss. When life gets too rough, find the nearest roof and hole up there. You can grab someone with one hand and stick out your middle finger with the other.

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Lastly, while supporting another person, be careful not to injure yourself.

#14 Rejected generation statistics.

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When we see them out and about, we can’t help but feel a little soft inside. They’ve been married for a long time and are holding hands. They restored our faith in love to its original level, and it remained at that level until our final breath. They are responsible for producing roughly 50% of the adults in society today.

And it’s easy to forget that you’re the only person in the world for someone. They are irrelevant in the modern era. A bunch of pensioners, a risky demographic, some numbers, and the same old news on TV.

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They can’t be used as labour because they’re completely ineffective. What’s been done to it. They are a drain on the economy. The economy has always taken precedence over people. That’s why everybody’s here at this very moment. Those aged hands have been held by someone for well over fifty years. Today there is nothing in the hand. This time, however, we managed to completely screw things up. They do not constitute a threat category. With this kind of group wisdom, we can’t help but succeed. We have earned this and much more punishment.

#15 Day of oblivion.

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#16 Paralysis of the night.

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#17 Exclusion zone.

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We have not experienced any kind of natural or nuclear disaster. We’re experiencing much worse than just what happens to us. Brain Exclusion Zone is permanent while disasters come and go.

#18 School chair autopsy.

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You should definitely attend class. It’s the law, it’s life, and it’s mom and dad. No one gives a hoot if they find out that the hyenas in next door’s home are pretending to be their mother’s infant. Someone would roll a piece of paper against the back of your head for every move they didn’t approve of. Everybody here is aware of the significance of that paper. Each camp. And I’m aware that paper itself isn’t harmful, but the words written on it can be.

As a result, we realised early on that verbal abuse is far more debilitating than any actual physical harm.

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You’ve made it to the “real world,” or adulthood. We wished we were adults before it was actually time to be one, right?

#19 The last time.

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What if we could know the exact moment that we are spending time with someone for the last time?

If we could do anything over, what would it be?

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#20 The other side.

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If you don’t feel like staying where you are, a book can take you places you’ve never been before.

That’s what went down in here, actually.

The first horror novel I ever read inspired this piece, but it won’t be the last.

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#21 Identity.

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What do you typically answer the question “Who are you?” with?

Both your first and last name are not genuine. You were born without it, so someone else had to provide it for you. It doesn’t matter because it’s all subjective.

It could be any of the others. You’ve adjusted to it by now. It’s just how people will address you; it doesn’t mean anything.

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Who do you work for? Totally meaningless. When you talk about your job, you are not talking about yourself. You’re explaining how you pull in an income. When you talk about your own life, what you really mean is survival.

The name of the father, mother, the whole family tree – again doesn’t mean anything. You were accidentally born here. In that family, in that place.

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You are already categorised by the general public.

If you were asked this question right now, could you give the right answer?

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#22 Devil’s game.

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Labor performed for the benefit of those who can instantly brainwash you.

There are monstrosities in the world. And they have a human appearance. The battle against blunders is the battle of life, of interpersonal relationships, and of chess.

#23 Calm in chaos.

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Instability is a double-edged sword: sometimes you’re the one who finds yourself in the midst of it.

#24 Spider mother.

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This is the first time I’ve ever seen anyone give these lovely creatures such a distinct personality. While some of these works may be autobiographical, they are more than that. Whether it’s the effects of social media on our lives or the stigma associated with mental illness, she never misses an opportunity to discuss topics close to her heart. It’s shocking that out of millions of Instagram users, she only has 12k followers.

#25 Side effects.

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#26 Swallowed words.

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#27 Damaged childhood.

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It’s time for a reward, so go out and get one. My mom and I have to have a…chat.

#28 Behind the scenes.

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#29 Growing with damages.

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Damages, not ages, help us mature.

#30 Box of the bottom.

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When a person stands out as unique, society pulls him back into the norm to make everyone feel more beautiful. When you make an effort to break free, they force you back in.

Don’t try to fit in like a stupid game of tetris; if you do, you’ll vanish.

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They told me:

Reduce your reliance on Photoshop.

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If you post pictures of yourself with regular girls, you’ll get more likes and followers.

Take fashion photos of women who have large breasts, and you’ll attract a wider audience.

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You can make a lot of money off of weddings and parties in general.

The locals don’t understand the art, so please make more adaptations.

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People prefer upbeat, fantastical imagery, so try to give them that.

No. But thank you.

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I intend to keep on showing the world what they don’t want to see.

#31 Epilepsia.

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There is no such thing as a “mythical” disease that cannot manifest physically. We aren’t psychopaths; in fact, we’re more honest and upbeat than the average person. It’s not like an arm or a leg broke and we’re just fixing it, but whatever, I didn’t ask to be here.

Eventually, I made friends with the critter in my head, and now the two of us are helping each other rock this life.

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#32 Social shell.

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Efforts I’m making to free myself from the constraints of social media, which force me to conduct my life online, are paying off. If I don’t post anything new within five to seven days, I start to feel guilty until the same amount of social pressure explodes in all directions. Put a stop to that. Put your mouth shut. If we artists don’t make something new every day, we’ll never get better at it.

Never post something unsustainable and meaningless online “just to revolve.” You are not only deceiving your audience, but also yourself. And the spectators are moved. They are not easily fooled. You don’t deserve success if you treat your audience as if they’re idiots.

Simply put, I enjoy my actual life too much to ever want to enter a simulation. Neither my expectations nor anyone else’s will ever be met in this life.

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Life and work satisfaction will not be subject to popularity votes. I’m still here, even if I’m not on someone’s screen every day. My personality isn’t that of an introvert. This is the path I opted for.

#33 Naked mind.

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Using my own MR scans of my brain and head, I enjoyed making this piece very much.

I always remind myself at the end of the day to “little one, take care of your mind, that’s the only place you’ll have to live for the rest of your life.”

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#34 Emotional cancer.

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Depression is the emotional cancer that this work addresses.

#35 Nightmare.

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When you aren’t actually asleep, it’s especially challenging to break free of a nightmare.

#36 Arms wide shut.

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#37 Fairytale.

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They say we both have wolf tendencies. Positiv and negative aspects. The one who gets fed the most often comes out on top. But what kind of wolf do we need to face when life leads us into the woods?

#38 The storm.

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Each person must weather their own personal storm. Someone is being whisked away to the other side of the world too quickly, another is dancing and kissing in the rain, and the one who is terrified of the wind is still working up the courage to sing into the wind’s face.

Struggle, pain, patience, destruction, and lifting from the same ground strengthen the roots. Moreover, the Sun? Weak Sun. You won’t learn anything from it; it’s just pleasant.

#39 Healing.

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#40 Monsters outside.

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#41 When we smile.

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