iPhone: Self Metaphors
This story is very personal. It is exploring the self-metaphor of mine surrounding me, or related to me, after I was diagnosed with cancer last summer. It was so shocked that I didn’t know how to deal with it. I put me in low-key and/ or avoided to contact people as much as I can, since I didn’t know how to speak well if I told friends about it. Living with cancer meant not only the fear of illness, but more than that. It impacted all of my life with flashbacks of other horrific experiences, some nearly deadly. I started rethinking of the meaning of life, often losing the passion of it. However I was lucky. It was at the fist stage cancer. The cancer itself has gone so far thanks to the medical treatment. Yet at the same time, I still have a deep fear of the returning, because my immune system is now very different, or weak, compared to before. In these circumstances, photography becomes a therapy, finding myself and furthermore exploring my own identity.