How would you describe depression?

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Hi people. I used to suffer quite a bit from depression but since starting University I seem to have overcomed it with only mild bouts. I have chosen to do a photographic project on depression and was interested in asking you guys what imagery and colours would you associate with depression? Thanks

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    Well I have called what I am going through my darkness so black so id start with black and white photos black to describe the down and white for uplifting and better
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    I see it as mind laziness. It's akin to walking in a desert, a sort of chronic mind-fatigue. A bully with a jumped up sense of self-esteem. (The inner critic)
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    From personal experience, I find everything fuzzy in an out of focus kind of way, i imagine a doorway with the words "happiness" written on it, and a person on the other side of the room weighted down so they can't get out
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    Thank you so far for the suggestions. I would be happy to share the photos with you when they are completed. If nobody minds answering, I am interested in hearing how far into your depression you are to come up with this imagery.
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    I am not telling nobody about my depression, trying to hide it. But when I am alone I look far away. It is like not beeing alive, just staring in nothing, I would say this empty way of staring in the emptyness is characteristic for me. To make this picture of someone like this would be dificult. In this depression moments I am not able to look at the people, to make a visual contact with them. I just look down. And I am hiding. At home, I try to cook and it is moustly a mess, like flower everywhere and nothing done, and I just keep mixing some things together...
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