The Veil of Fog by Maren Klemp

Issue 81

A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and I decided to photograph my experiences with this disease. You can find a great deal of literature on psychology, but I wanted to explore what the different states of mind actually look like. With the project, I want to explore and raise awareness of mental health. I consider the photographs to be a plunge into the darker sides of the human mind, and many of my images are visual representations of conditions associated with mental illness. The pictures tell about those who are gripped by darkness, isolation, and sadness, and about the relationships between close family members. They tell about the lack of belonging; to live in a separate world that few or no others can enter or understand. It's about the fog that comes creeping, which overpowers and paralyzes; this invisible disease. I have only used myself and my children as models, which makes this project honest and true.

Maren Klemp lives and works in Oslo, Norway.
To view more of Maren's work, please visit her website.

 Between Dimensions

Between Dimensions

 The Bird Tamer

The Bird Tamer

 Running From Silence

Running From Silence

 Nature's Claim

Nature's Claim

 It Is Written In The Songs

It Is Written In The Songs

 Hunting For Crows

Hunting For Crows

 Mania

Mania

 Rebirth

Rebirth

 The Emerging

The Emerging

 An Empty Cage

An Empty Cage

 They Visit Me In My Dreams

They Visit Me In My Dreams

 Blindfolded

Blindfolded

 Isolated

Isolated

 Playground Of The Lost Souls

Playground Of The Lost Souls

 The Wind Whisperer

The Wind Whisperer

 The Turning Point

The Turning Point

 Leaving Behind A Troubled Mind

Leaving Behind A Troubled Mind

 Learning To Fly

Learning To Fly

 The Last Day Of Summer

The Last Day Of Summer

 The Creature In The Marsh

The Creature In The Marsh