He Suffers With His NervesThe male psyche is a problematic entity, and when drawn out into the harsh light of analysis and discussion. It reels, yearning to retreat back into the darkness. In Modern Ireland, the notion of a man seeking support for mental health issues is, despite numerous awareness campaigns and the like, is still heavily weighted with notions of stigma and shame. This project is a document of the emotional turmoil a young man faces in his everyday life. In photographing his body and the surrounding spaces in which he feels the most at war with himself, the feelings of isolation, insecurity, and melancholy are encompassed. Through this process, the project becomes transfigured as his mental anguish itself has been used as a catalyst for the recovery of his mind. Thus, the project functions as a method of therapy.
Yusuf Amod Ellie Berry Stephen Colleary Liadh Connolly Megan Dooge McConnell Liezl Erasmus Hue Hale Sophia Harding Dagmar Hradilova Gemma Kelly Anna Kerslake Clare Lyons Kieran Murray Cale Perrin Jonathan Phelan Julia Ptak Olivia Quiney Will Rolfe