Dipsomania (Alcoholism in the Modern World)


I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn't have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn't make for an interesting person. I didn't want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone. On the other hand, when I got drunk I screamed, went crazy, got all out of hand. One kind of behavior didn't fit the other. I didn't care. - Charles Bukowski

The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope. - Russell Brand

For Mental Health Awareness month in May, Gothesque Magazine (@gothesquemagazine) made a call for submissions.

I had the absolute pleasure of working with about a dozen other creatives within less than two weeks to create six beautiful sets - all of which were picked up for the magazine release.

Each set tells the personal story of the models, or someone near and dear to them.

This is called Dipsomania

Brandon Gorrie (@whoshot.gorrie) told me a few stories and I latched into one concept - binge drinking. Something most Americans partake in on the daily but few people see as alcoholism. The power of alcohol is strong, and the release from our personal responsibilities being extremely intoxicating. Thanks, Brandon, for exploring some emotional depths with me!

Photography - Winter Kane (@winterskane)

Model - Brandon Gorrie (@whoshot.gorrie)

Makeup - Delaney Rubenstein @delaneyyruby

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