Bipolar me- My photography

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It’s been a few days since my last blog. Been getting things together in my mind and doing things in my life. I’m typing this whilst listening to music  and drinking peppermint tea.

In my last blog I finished by saying that I bought a small and relatively cheap camera for about £130 from the local supermarket.

I would use the camera as an extension of myself to express myself by photographing what I found interesting. Before I had my driving license removed and I would travel to places like Spurn point and photograph the landscape and environment.  Composing images that I thought may or may not be of interest.

For me photography wasn’t just a form of self-expression but of self exploration.  Since losing my job I had lost my rudder in life, the only person keeping my feet on the ground was my wife Sarah.  The Bipolar and depression…

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About martinupfold

Hi I am Martin Upfold and I am a father, husband, army veteran, student of photography and citizen journalist. Dealing with bipolar and depression, tackling it head on. I am sustained by my lovely wife Sarah and we have two beautiful sons Brendan, our youngest and Kieran, our eldest who has Aspergers Syndrome which is on the Autistic Spectrum. What I do to cope with my situation is to do photography and occasionally blog about it. How I got in to photography is that it was a way of dealing with my depression and bipolar by challenging it head on. It is very easy to let my mental health issues take control and rule and ruin my life. Photography gives me a reason to get out of the house and deal with the world in a creative and constructive way.
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