To fathom and to make sense of the reality her tormented by depression husband was facing, Maureen Drennan didn’t rely on words, instead she let her photos tell the story.
That’s how photo project “The Sea That Surrounds Us” came to be. The name comes from a line once written in a love poem by Pablo Neruda called “Night on the Island”. Except this time it represents the photographer combining pictures of her husband Paul with pictures from Block Island and Rhode Island, places where she spent her childhood.
It is a rare look into the life of a person who’s suffering from depression and we get to experience it in a very intimate way, from a family member’s point of view. And that’s not even mentioning the incredible artistic value the series holds. Take a look.
If you want to go deeper, here’s how photographer Edward Honaker captured his own depression with a series of self-portraits.