Young Woman Captures Expressive Photos Of Cats To Cope With Insecurities And Bullying Memories


Felicity Berkleef can truly say that art changed her life for the better. Even though she was a happy, outgoing child who loved life, circumstances changed when she entered high school. Incessant bullying took its toll on Berkleef, who resorted to crying on a daily basis. The difficulties in her life became exponential when she almost lost her mom. The buildup of negative emotions, due to all of her unfortunate obstacles, also led her to perform poorly in school.


Luckily, there was a light at the end of the tunnel and Berkleef’s situation improved once she was introduced to the art world.


“My life became positive again when I was in my first year of studying graphic design. I got friends, became outgoing and I was happy again, but it was missing something,” she wrote on Bored Panda.


“I still wanted to remember the moments, so I bought my first DSLR camera and started taking photos and posted them on Flickr. I got so many positive comments and learned so much.”


Photography became a release for Berkleef, whose work mainly focuses on cats. Rather than simply capturing the cute and cuddly, the young woman uses her furry subjects to tell a story that’s filled with emotion and contrast.


Ultimately, Berkleef says, “Photography has changed my life forever and I’m happy that I can share that with people around the world.”

h/t: bored panda, mymodernmet

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
Look At This Tiny Frisky Sand Bubbler Crab - The Real Nature’s Sand Artist
This Soviet Dog Spacesuit Is The Cutest Dog Costume You Will See Today
The Most Expensive Cat Toy That Your Cat Might Actually Play With
"Under-Cats": Photographer Andrius Burba Captures Photos Of Cats From From Underneath In Colorful Backgrounds
Shelter Dog Photobooth Pics Helps More Pups Find Forever Homes
Meet the Kitten with No Name Who is Purrrmanently Sad
This Deformed Dog Is Still In Good Spirits Despite Suffering Horrific Abuse
Rita Kluge's Distinctive Photos Capture The Humpback Whale Calving Season In The South Pacific
Photographer Captured The Expressions Of Animals In The Holiday Spirit
Back In Black: This Rare Indonesian Chicken Is Completely Black From Feathers To Bones
Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities
Massive Starling Murmuration Sees Thousands Of Birds Fly Together Above Israel
Inflate Your Cat’s Holy Ego With This Buddhist Statue Scratching Post From Japan
'3D Printed' Animals Illustrate The Irreplaceable Nature Of Endangered Species
Sculpture Of Istanbul’s Social Media Phenomenon Cat Tombili To Be Inaugurated
What Your Cat Really Thinks?
There’s A Species Of Wild Cats Where The Adults Look Like Kittens Their Entire Lives
Bioluminescent Sea Fireflies Glittering Like Diamonds On The Rocks And Sand
GPS Trackers That Show Cats' Activity During The Night
Photographer Captures Two Squirrels Who Look Like They Are Attacking Each Other Like Ninjas
Animal Photos Of 2016
#SaveSharks Campaign By Greenpeace
Meet Sygmond, The Beautiful Gray Cat Of Your Nightmares
Giant Spider Webs Weave Through Jerusalem Forest
Animals “Celebrate” Halloween with Pumpkins
People Spend Quarantine by Making Tiny Crochet Couches For Their Cats
Living Planet Index Report In Pictures
Princess Cheeto, A Sweet Tuxedo Cat Who Happily Poses In Really Creative Photos For Her Human
Japanese Photographer Captures A Shy-At-First Baby Meerkat And Its Family