On a professional level, Lisa works a freelance wedding, portrait and commercial photographer. Whenever her business goes through quite periods, she works on her personal projects, which primarily focus on mental health issues. Lisa is available for commissions. Her website is www.lisahindlephotography.co.uk or follow her ongoing work by 'liking' her Facebook page www.facebook.com/lhindlephotography. Lisa says:
“The person photographed below has been brave enough to allow me to project her mental heath issues on public display. If only more people could be so brave. How refreshing it would be to live in a society where mental illness was as talked about as cancer! It is only then that the stigma can be removed, both for the person affected and for the people who love them.
“I work closely with my subjects long before any photographs are created. Black and white photographs illustrate the issues that relate directly to them but have been inspired by my own experiences. I believe that mental illness can sometimes become a way of life and a rock on which we rely. I have therefore attempted to illustrate the positive side to their wonderful personalities by illustrating their qualities in the form of colour photographs. Generally, I need to get to know a person very well before I can illustrate their positives. This is because more often than not, people who are suffering aren't aware of what their positives are and I have to work it out myself.”
The photographs are the first to be created in her series ‘Rise and Shine’.
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SANE was delighted when photographer Tim Edwards invited us to partner with him on his exhibition ‘As I See It’. Tim, who has lived with schizophrenia for fifteen years, generously donated 50 per cent of the profits from the exhibition to SANE.
Tim completed a foundation degree in photography at London Metropolitan University and is now in his third year of undergraduate study. He has a considerable portfolio of work that ranges from character portraits, studies of the natural world and London’s urban landscape - he has a particular interest in exploring the startling contrasts between inner-city desolation and the gleaming contemporary architecture that characterises the East End.
Tim is available for commissions, portraits and events and can be contacted on 07595492079 or via email at email@example.com A selection of Tim's work can be seen below:
Adam is a SANE supporter who has schizophrenia. The main theme of his art is mental illness, and his complete works can be seen on his website. He also writes about mental illness, and you can read his pieces here. If you'd like to contact Adam you can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can listen to Adam reading one of his pieces on mental illness in the video below: