TOKYO-2017 Portfolio / Personal

Inner Battles

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Still Life, Silver in Fine Art/Other, Silver in Portfolio/Fine Art, Bronze in Portfolio/Personal
  • Photographer
    Terry LaRue

C.R.P.S. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is the most painful thing anyone can possibly go through. Even rating higher than unprepared childbirth or amputation. Being diagnosed with a rare pain syndrome and loosing movement in my left thumb in my late 20’s wasn’t easy. Excepting and living with constant high levels of pain has been a long difficult road with constant medication changes Physical therapy and experimental treatments. One treatment I undergo is Ketamine infusion’s. Where I’m put in to a medically induced coma thru IV pump with Ketamine till my brain disconnects with my nervous system and resets, lowering the pain I’m in. I have to do this more than you can imagine. Otherwise I wouldn’t even be able to handle having a light breeze hit my skin without excruciating pain. My work expresses the inner battles I fight and how the pain and medication has changed the way I look at the world. Using photography to improve my life by giving a outlet to express emotions threw images instead bottling them up inside.