'Comfort in Chaos' exhibition to open
Putting mental health at its core, Shayne Hood's debut exhibition explores inner demons and mental scars. The Melbourne-based photographer came in our top 10 for Australian Photography Magazine's black and white category last year and his talent shows.
Released under the moniker of Johnny Brixton, the exhibition features raw and emotive expressions of his personal struggles with depression, which he admits is “scary, but liberating”.
“I choose to put the pain into my work, instead of into something not so desirable. Building this exhibition has helped me put a lot of demons to rest.”
Hood claims that 'Comfort in Chaos' was paramount to his spiritual development and wants to normalise discussion of mental health and personal issues.
“Creating ‘Comfort in Chaos’ is the reason I’m still here today, it honestly saved my life,”
You can catch the exhibition from the 18th of May to the 1st of June in Collingwood. For more, click here.