The creativity that drives artistic expression can stem from many sources. For 20-year-old Christian Hopkins, his revelatory photography is a means of coping with depression and his incessant battle with affective disorders. Graphic, conceptual and therapeutic, Hopkins' self-portraits communicate a subjective haunting that is mesmerizing in its subjects of torture, self-loathing and concomitant loneliness. "Most of my concepts start with an emotion, particularly one that I cannot explain or identify. I get extremely uncomfortable whenever I’m not in control, and it’s particularly unbearable when that loss of control is coming from something as personal as my own mind."
via Platform Photo
text by Algernon Felice Jr