Comments on: The Trick is to Keep Breathing Fine Art Photography & Digital Image Manipulation Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:18:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Viveca Koh Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:14:42 +0000 Thanks so much Daisy, this really means a lot to me – I am so happy to be able to offer help/comfort to any fellow sufferers of depression through what I write. I truly believe now (through long experience) that if we can accept that this is just another facet of ourselves but not US in our entirety we can put the Black Dog in the corner where he belongs. We are not our depression, our depression is part of us, but only one part – hold on to those valuable other parts and sense of self. Stay strong, you are never alone. X

By: Daisy Juarez Sat, 18 Feb 2012 22:49:15 +0000 You’re very good at visualizing, no doubt of it, one of the best I follow online. As a lifelong suffer of Depression/mental problems i often like to think of those wise words, i have been discussing my depression with friends recently and am coming to the conclusion that if i can embrace it then i may change the power it has over me !

By: Viveca Koh Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:31:39 +0000 I really appreciate you taking the time to write all this Felix, a response like this means a lot, especially given the nature of the post in question. There will be happier pictures to follow in time, of that I am quite sure! Still going through it a bit at the moment but just taking things one day at a time and trying not to get too stressed about it. I know this wasn’t a comfortable image to look at, but I hope that in producing it I have gone some way to helping others understand what it feels like which may in turn bring understanding between sufferers and their loved ones. Thanks again for all that you said.

By: Felix Sanchez Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:46:40 +0000 Hi V.
Man, at first I just saw this image of yours as a “you might also like” thumb, and had to see the bigger version.
I saw this incredible intense photo, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes it so intense. Maybe the despair, maybe the hints of claustrophobia or maybe just the idea of this being some degree of mental state, that both interests and offends.

I really liked the picture, I couldn’t stop looking, and later couldn’t keep it off my mind.
And then! I read your thought and text and I suddenly could not help being ashamed of being so in love with the picture.
You’re very good at visualizing, no doubt of it, one of the best I follow online.
So when you visualize this in such an intense way, I realize what hell you must have been through, and I wish you’d made a less intense picture proving you in a better state.

I really hope you are going through better times now!

By: The Cubbyholes of my Mind | Viveca Koh Photography Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:37:10 +0000 […] and combined it with an older photograph of myself from the bandaged head series (used to create The Trick is to Keep Breathing).  I was aiming for something vaguely disturbing and unsettling, with a surreal edge and a very […]