Bipolar me- Snowdonia

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One of the reasons I do photography is to escape from the black dog of bipolar.  One of the great things about photography is that it can be portable and flexible as a medium.  Meaning that you can travel to places with a camera, like this week I traveled to Snowdonia in North Wales with my family.

Sadly my eldest son Kieran due to his special need would not be able to attempt to walk up to Mount Snowdon and the train up mountain was fully booked so he, his brother Brendan and their mother Sarah stayed at the bottom of the mountain and I attempted to climb Snowdon unaccompanied.

This was not a major issue.  Selfish as it sounds I sometimes prefer to do things like climbing and exploring mountains on my own.  My family as much as I love them, they can be a distraction from the task of…

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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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