In the last two years, I suffered from depression which led me to abuse legal and illegal “substances”. Because of these problems I was hospitalized two times in a psychiatric clinic.
The work consists of a series of self-portraits that document the various stages of my addiction, from drugs and alcohol use to the detoxification in a psychiatric hospital.
When I realized and accepted this state of addiction, I started to bring with me two little compact cameras to photograph my self.
I don’t know why I realized this kind of work, maybe because I am a photographer, always ready to look for stories of hardship to tell… and this time the main character was me.
I was the photographer and the subject of a sad story at the same time.
In one hand “the substance” and in the other one the camera.