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Life Framer Editor’s comment: “I appreciate the simplicity and efficiency of this image. Using just shades of blue and a single object it manages to convey a strong and full message. The image is artful and well-balanced.”

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Life Framer Editor’s comment: I like the idea of this image, the subject creating a shield to either protect themselves or, keep something from getting out. The colour and tones provide an additional veil for the subject, attempting to hide in plain sight. Anyone who has struggled with their mental health, hiding their true selves and the battles they are fighting within, will know that it just adds an extra layer of pain to endure on a daily basis. I feel the photographer has carefully depicted both the feelings of invisibility and suffocation experienced by some of the people they support and give voice to within their line of work.