A haunting series by artist and photographer Tom Fox Shea from Syracuse, Utah. Shea began bringing his camera with him during his early morning runs, a routine he developed 20 years ago as a way of managing depression and anxiety. The result is a visceral exploration of our individual struggles within ourselves. As he shared with us:
“it’s quite a task to wake your body in those hours. You have to, in a way, trick your brain into lifting yourself up on to your legs, dress yourself and get out the door before any serious doubt creeps into your mind… Over the years, I began believing that I am, in fact, a different person in the morning and I have to, in actuality, overcome myself in order to heal myself.”
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