April 26, 2020
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
IN CONVERSATION WITH ABBIE BRIGGS
Photography by Abbie Briggs
Interview by Melanie Meggs
For Abbie Briggs, mental health is something she has struggled with since she was teenager, but since she started getting acquainted with her first digital camera a few years ago, Abbie quickly discovered it to be a useful tool in sorting herself out. For Abbie, it has been through self portraiture that she has really found herself. Now, photography has become a healing creative outlet for her and has saved her in many ways.
“Evolve or die.”
A simple reminder for me to keep moving and never stop growing. I also like it because it reminds me of Lily Tomlin and Lily Tomlin always makes me happy. I first saw the phrase on a shirt she was wearing in a portrait by Norman Seeff.