Laura Hospes (b. 1994) has been capturing her own self with the camera since the tender age of 16, out of a need to connect with people. This need has not waned over the years; it has only become more necessary. Hospes’ self-portraits are her way of making clear what is inside of her; her camera consoles and understands her. The resulting images are intense and arresting, as well as being a captivating glimpse inside the world of a young woman dealing with depression and anxiety. In 2015, Hospes was chosen by LensCulture as one of the 50 best upcoming talents and received an honourable mention from the SO Awards.