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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.

Bipolar me – Chasing the rainbow

I have chased the rainbow and at the end of it I have done the seemingly impossible for someone who has bipolar and depression – I’ve found and secured a permanent and stable job with a decent wage. It’s working … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me – Working continues

Things are moving forward at a pace in life. After much trying I finally secured a more permanent and secure job working in Hull city centre. Unfortunately I cannot say too much at the moment as things are still being … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me- Life so far.

It’s been at least 3 months or so since I last blogged. My last blog was about how I was discriminated by a potential employer. That situation has still left a bitter taste in my mouth. However despite this I … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me – Discrimination

There are many things I am unaccustomed to.  A few of those things is an overwhelming sense and feeling of anger, frustration and injustice. I have been discriminated against on mental health grounds. It does not matter if you are … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me – Urban exploration; The Lord Line Building

Today has been a productive day. As always I set myself a day or some time to my photography.  As always I have difficulty deciding where to go.  Thought of going out of Hull.  However a friend on social media … Continue reading

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Bipolar Me- The job hunting continues

Well, the end of year is here and it has been a year to leave behind. 2016- a year you want to forget. That said it hasn’t been all bad. I’m settled in myself and I feel that it is … Continue reading

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My Recent Photography

It’s been a while since I’ve typed anything. So here goes. This week I decided to get out of the house as I’ve been kicking my heels with boredom.  staring at the four walls is never good or healthy for … Continue reading

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