Visualising claustrophobia, anger, paranoia

“Mental health remains a taboo subject for many,” explains photographer Rolf A. Jensen. A way of bringing those hidden grievances suffered silently by many to light, Jensen’s latest shoot visualizes the experience of compulsive disorders – in a fashion setting. The end result is a series of images you cannot shy away from. Illustrations by Aldous Massie infiltrate the shots more so than decorate them, like hallucinatory visions that creep their way into a troubled mind. Model Carina Velva acts out the experiences of claustrophobia, anger, paranoia, schizophrenia.

Dark and visually striking it may be, but it’s a case of using fashion and beauty not just for aesthetic value but as a tool for drawing attention to a deeper cause. “The goal is to focus on the suffering that people hide inside,” says Jensen, and to encourage “the necessary help, support, understanding that is needed.”

claustrophobic fashion

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Claustrophobic Fashion by Rolf A. Jensen
Claustrophobic Fashion by Rolf A. Jensen
Claustrophobic Fashion by Rolf A. Jensen
Claustrophobic Fashion by Rolf A. Jensen
Claustrophobic Fashion by Rolf A. Jensen
Claustrophobic Fashion by Rolf A. Jensen

Brilliantly put together in a small space that makes the viewer relate to those claustrophobic feelings, Jensen’s shoot is something truly unique. You can view it all at the gallery above.

For more about Rolf A. Jensen head to deceivedreality.com.

Share some style:

Want to keep up with fashion?

Once a week, we send out an update with the latest fashion trends, styles and collections.
Get yours direct in your inbox and keep ahead of fashion.

Our newsletter is spam free and your email address will never be shared or sold.
Author

Written by .

Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.