Beautiful Tears

Rebecca Tudball

The decision to make this project came from my love of portraiture, my passion to create a change in the way that mental health is perceived and to support organisations in their mission to highlight depression or social issues that may contribute to the mental wellbeing of an individual.

Depression is a disease of the mind. It cannot be seen on the outside, unlike a physical injury, therefore unless depression is highlighted or discussed, the issue will often go unnoticed or ignored. I decided with my imagery to combine the glamourous filtered images that we see every day on social media platforms, the perfect world that has been created, that has formed an unrealistic expectation on people to look flawless every time they post an image of themselves; and then take that perfect image and distort it in some way, to highlight the effect this unrealistic expectation is having on the mental wellbeing of women today.

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