Nothing to hide

Depression, worsening. Not considered acutely suicidal. Unfortunately, booked in far too short a time.

– doctor

Do you need to be medicated? You know it’s addictive?

– relative

Good formal, inadequate emotional contact. No psychotic thought content, but possibly hint of delusions.

– therapist

Feeling shame about feeling mentally ill. Looks tired, crying pretty much the whole conversation. Renews prescription on sleeping tabl.

– doctor

I can’t bear with you anymore.

– relative

But have you ever thought that I feel bad too?

– relative

******* inner and outer side of h**self do not match. ******* inner side is unstable, fragile and difficult to get things done. ******* shows an outside that is completely opposite.

– therapist

Aggravated since my last visit with me, especially impaired sleep, some nights not sleeping at all. Does not take any sleeping pills and can’t really say why.

– therapist

Nothing to hide: An escape from reality itself examines how (or if) a person can take a break from mental illness through images. Can we get help from a pseudonym? Can we hide it behind a wig? Can we forget about it by visiting places? If we wear someone else’s clothes then?

The images is presented with texts from conversations with relatives and excerpts from journals.


Year 2017 – 2018 @ Sweden, Malta and Sicily

Size 500/600 x 1 000/1 200 mm

Materials & process Inkprint on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 g. Montage with 5 – 12 digital images in one.

Some of the images where exhibited at Kulturhusets Fria fotografers filial 2018.