‘The Way Social Media Make Me Feel’ explores dark matters in bright depictions. Poor mental health doesn’t only come in forms of wearing all black and sad faces.
For social media in particular, we tend to put on a happy face and only show our best self to the world constantly portraying happiness and wealth with editing and angles, staging situations and only showing the good times. These photos are about what that feels like to stage joy when you’re maybe not feeling your best.
Photographer: Danin Jacquay @deathcats
Makeup artists: Alondra Excene Shields @alondraexcene Bunny @zombiee_bunnie Jenny Lynn Bouton @jennylynnbouton
Poirshea Renaé @poirshearenae
Veronica Vixen @dumpsterbaby
Bonnie McKee @bonniemckee
Danin Jacquay @deathcats
Jen Stein @jenergizerr
Cherish Waters @icherishwaters
Ashli Haynes @ashlihaynes
Sean Chong-Umeda @seannyboy808