Marvel Harris (1995)
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and successfully graduated as a photographer at the University of Applied Photography. 
I started photography with self-portraits, to capture my own emotions which I found hard to deal with and difficult to talk about. 
Photography is therapeutic to me; with my camera I want to make the lifelong journey of self-discovery visible.

 
© Marvel Harris

© Marvel Harris

When I grab my camera to take self-portraits, it’s mostly when I don’t know how to deal with feelings such as anxiety, emptiness, loneliness or being desperate about the future. After capturing emotions like that and after editing the picture in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop, I can look at myself from a distance and stop my negative thoughts from spiraling out of control; self-portraiture helps me to feel able to breathe again after an episode like that. As you can see, photography is therapeutic to me and I think that’s why my self-portraits are as honest and raw as they are.