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Darlene Turla is a photographer based in the Philippines.
Darlene describes herself as a 32-year old Filipina trapped in the body of a frustrated visual artist. She goes on to say, “I can’t paint or draw or sculpt, and so, I shoot. My brand of digital photography, I would like to believe, tends to gravitate towards the whimsical, surreal, emotive, and visual narrative. The whole process of shooting and creating is in equal parts, therapeutic and liberating for me, especially in almost two-decade battle with Bipolar Disorder. Apart from my attempts in creative writing, it is through my photography that I mostly express my continuous struggle and healing.”