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How deliciously creepy is this collection of photographs by Martina Hoogland Ivanow?! I am obsessed with her use of light, shadows & colors. It’s is also much more interesting if you know the inspiration behind the AnOther Magazine spread titled “From the Yellow Wallpaper”. If you attended an all girls school, like I so foolishly did for my first year of college, you’ve read the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. If not, you should know that it’s a phenom short story which has been critically interpreted as an early feminist text, revealing the harsh way women were medically treated by during times of psychological and emotional distress. The story is about a woman confined to a room all summer by her husband, prohibited from doing anything beyond sitting and staring at the walls, due to her affliction with depression. Short story shorter: she goes from bad to worse and begins seeing women walking around behind the putrid yellow wallpaper, finally begins believing that she herself is one of these women behind the wallpaper. In the end she refuses to leave the confines of the room, and this new world that she belongs to. The story ends abruptly with out any consolation or confirmation that she will leave and get better. I wish psychosis and impending doom could always look this elegant.Lara Mullen by Martina Hoogland Ivanow (From The Yellow Wallpaper - AnOther Spring-Summer 2012) 3Lara+Mullen+by+Martina+Hoogland+Ivanow+%28From+The+Yellow+Wallpaper+-+AnOther+Spring-Summer+2012%29Lara Mullen by Martina Hoogland Ivanow (From The Yellow Wallpaper - AnOther Spring-Summer 2012) 10Lara Mullen by Martina Hoogland Ivanow (From The Yellow Wallpaper - AnOther Spring-Summer 2012) 5Lara Mullen by Martina Hoogland Ivanow (From The Yellow Wallpaper - AnOther Spring-Summer 2012) 8Lara Mullen by Martina Hoogland Ivanow (From The Yellow Wallpaper - AnOther Spring-Summer 2012) 1Lara Mullen by Martina Hoogland Ivanow (From The Yellow Wallpaper - AnOther Spring-Summer 2012) 12

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