Befriending a Schizophrenic

Richu Joseph George

As human beings, we have a tendency of not believing in things unless we experience them ourselves. We need proof for everything and tend to react in strange ways to the things that we do not understand. We hear about people with mental disorders being mistreated in school, work, on the street, and just about everywhere they go. 

There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding mental illnesses that are responsible for creating these situations. So, it has become of utmost necessity to educate the public in every way possible. 
With this photo series, Richu Joseph George puts the audience in the shoes, or better, in the mind of a schizophrenic.

Richu Joseph George

Clearly not impressed.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Corona has taught me not to plan ahead too much. So in 20 years, hopefully still alive.

What is a good design for you?

Anything that has a feeling of life in it.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Changing my whole outlook on photography and life itself. Also online classes, those were a huge bummer.

Who or what inspires you?

I always look for inspiration in different art forms, so, there is no one thing or person.

How do you approach a new project?

Read, comprehend, imagine, draw, shoot, improvise, adapt, overcome.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Keep an open mind. There is no right answer to art. Listen to your inner self. Don't think too much, just create.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Yes, my mind has opened to new things. I have dipped my toes into different art forms and started new hobbies which have changed my life in many ways.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

To expand my knowledge, get good exposure and find the path to my future.

Say hi!

29 comments in total

Anu Anna Alex 2021-02-14 06:51:42

Great to see these amazing ideas from you Richu. Keep going !!

Rejin Francis 2021-02-14 05:06:57

Loved the concepts and the visualization ❤️

Shashank Menon 2021-02-14 04:03:29

Eye opening content, happy to see this. Looking forward to more interesting content. Well done brother.

Aneeta 2021-02-13 21:12:57

Did a good job in potraying the trials of a Schizophrenic patient through visual means. Great topic selection and great scene compositions.

Christy 2021-02-13 20:37:56

Excellent work! Great content.

Neethu Joseph 2021-02-13 19:53:50

Richu you keep amazing me with amwesome work like this!

Sherin 2021-02-13 17:46:19

Awesome 👍🏼 Quality content 👌🏼 Keep up the good work 😊

Mathew Joseph 2021-02-13 14:53:27

Great stuff Rich! Kudos to you

Shashank 2021-02-13 14:21:57

Great work! Can't wait to see more 😊

Niranjan 2021-02-13 14:19:17

I liked the way the theme was captured. It's simple, yet complex in it's own way. I wish I could see into your brain to better understand the process.

Chinnu Maxin 2021-02-13 13:21:40

Very thought provoking photographs .... superb!

Chinnu Maxin 2021-02-13 13:17:35

Very meaningful nd thought provoking

2021-02-13 12:56:13

Superb wotk Richi....well explained

Geethu joseph 2021-02-13 12:38:46

Great work richu..Most of the knowledge about schizophrenia is through movies and books...but u have depicted what the affected person thinks and feels...this is an eye opener for me...amazing photos and great work...hope to see more stuff like this from you in near future..!!!

Geethu joseph 2021-02-13 12:34:38

Good job richu!!! Most of the knowledge about schizophrenia is through books and movies but u have depicted what goes through the mind of the affected person and what they feel...this has truly been an eye opener for me...great work,amazing photos and all the best for your next project.

Chandy 2021-02-13 11:41:35

Fantastic work

Nimmy Tony 2021-02-13 11:39:28

Great work Richu.Congrats

Tony Mathew 2021-02-13 11:37:43

Very nice

2021-02-13 10:46:57

Great work Richu.Congrats

Joshua 2021-02-13 10:12:40

This is so beautiful. Clearly a piece of work that has a lot of life in it. Keep doing awesome things, please!

Tina 2021-02-13 10:12:22

The project is so remarkable!We are super proud of you Richu!

Mili 2021-02-13 10:05:25

Loved the photo series, especially the piece with the haunting eyes, and also the one with the violinist. It really spoke of inner turmoil. Amazing work!

Dr Ligi Raju 2021-02-13 09:36:28

Different moods of a schizophrenic well depicted.Congrats Richu for the beautiful photography

Dr Ligi Raju 2021-02-13 09:26:51

Moods of a schizophrenic well depicted.congrats to Richu for the beautiful photography

Litty 2021-02-13 06:09:06

Very good work, Achu. Congrats

Ale Arcos 2021-02-12 19:29:03

Richu! This is amazing! You have come a long way as a photographer in such a short time and I am very proud to witness your growth. This project is so good! I can see you dedication and how meaningful you made it! I'm so proud of youuuuu!!! Congratulations, you deserve it! <3

2021-02-12 19:14:26

Aesthetic and deep

Rohita 2021-02-12 18:37:53

Very profound!

Sanju 2021-02-12 18:14:14

Awesome work Richu!

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