You Have Nothing to Worry About: Photographing Mental Illness
Photographer Melissa Spitz's project "You Have Nothing to Worry About" gives an intimate look into the life of her bipolar mother.
I read about Spitz's work on Broadly a few weeks ago and it's been haunting me ever since. I'm not sure which I love more: the raw intimacy of Spitz's photos or the pared-down captions and the narrative they weave over time.
"By turning the camera toward my mother and my relationship with her, I capture her behavior as an echo of my own emotional response," Spitz writes on her site. "The images function like an ongoing conversation."
Check out the images on Instagram. I really want this to become a book so I can lay in bed and slowly page through the whole story. Publishers, take note.
Photographs by Melissa Spitz.