Agoraphobic Artist Travels The World Without Leaving Her House – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Agoraphobic Artist Travels The World Without Leaving Her House

Jacqui Kenny has always wanted to travel the world, meet new people and discover different cultures, but she suffers from agoraphobia – an anxiety disorder characterized by fear of public spaces, public transportation, open spaces and/or large crowds – so she rarely gets to leave her house. Luckily, modern technology allows her to live out her dream, sort of.

More: Instagram h/t: odditycentral

Jacqui was diagnosed with agoraphobia 8 years ago, but she has been dealing with extreme anxiety and panic attacks for over 20 years now. Last year was a particularly trying time, as a company that she had co-founded for many years had just closed, and dealing with the stress of it, on top of her mental issues, was tough. She didn’t know what she was going to do with her life, and leaving the house to face the world was not an option. She needed something to keep her busy, and somehow, she discovered Google Street View.

“I can’t quite remember why I started looking through Google Street View but I happened to stumble across a few things I liked and decided to delve a little deeper,” the 43-year-old artist told “I really loved the possibilities that comes with selecting and curating from billions of images that have been captured and frozen in time. he Google camera gives the images a really interesting point of view.”

[Fancy_Facebook_Comments_Pro width="650"]
If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Fountains Of Saint Petersburg The Way They Look Now
Valparaiso: Street Art From South America’s Most Unusual City
Ancient Traditional Honey Hunters Of Nepal
"Geometrical Asia": Minimalist Street Photography Series By Víctor Morante
Sleepaway In A Sewer Pipe At Dasparkhotels in Austria And Germany
“Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live”: Lenin Statues 100 Years After Russian Revolution
Guardian Readers' Travel Photography Competition: June 2016
You May Chill In This Sunken 200 Year-Old Swedish Cabin Hidden Deep In A Forest
Silent Hill
600-Year-Old Buddha Emerges From The Lake In China
19 Giant Flower Sculptures Honour Van Gogh At World’s Largest Flower Parade In The Netherlands
Pawel Gulewicz Creates Anonymous Street Photography Which Asks Who The People We Pass By Every Day Really Are
Daniel Mróz, An Illustrator Behind The Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Stories
Deadly Lake Waters Turn Birds to Stone
Travel Times To Cities Around The World
It's a Snap: Travel Photos from Around the World
A House Encased In Ice On The Shores Of Lake Ontario
Russian Photographer Kristina Makeeva Captures Women In Dresses Set Against Magical Landscapes
Extreme Surfing On Arctic Circle
Snow Just Fell In Arizona Desert And Even Though These Frosty Photos Look Beautiful, It Might Be A Serious Problem
18 Amazing and Rare Color Vintage Photographs of Disneyland in 1955
Guardian Readers' Travel Photography Competition: March 2017
Fantastic Landscapes of Tuscany, Italy
Breakfast in Bed: Extraordinary Color Photographs Revealed the First Class of Air France in the 1950s