Artist With Insomnia Shows Us Her Surreal World

by Isabel Bartholomew

Roughly 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, and one artist uses hers to fuel her creativity. Photographer Jenna Martin’s work is dramatic and dreamy: “Reality and the dream world become switched in a way,” Martin tells The Huffington Post. “Reality is very hazy and hard to remember, and any sleep I do get has dreams that are incredibly vivid.”

In her photo series “To Dream a Dream,” these vivid images come to life. Though insomnia energizes Martin’s photography, it is a constant challenge in her life. “Insomnia is a strange disorder… sleep becomes a constant obsession,” she says. “You’ll do anything to get it. It’s all you think about.”

See some of Martin’s “To Dream a Dream” below, and check out the rest of the set (and more of her work) at her website. If you are suffering from insomnia, there are some resources here.

 

 

 

 

Via The Huffington Post

Images via jennamartinphotography.com 

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