This is fine! by Elianne van Turennout

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Elianne van Turennout Profile picture Under a threatening sky, she stands outside with a paper bag on her head, printed with a happy smiley face. It almost looks like a comic scene, but the bag is on fire. Flames lick at the edges, threatening the cardboard and suggesting an underlying, all-consuming pain. This image says more than words can ever express. It is a powerful metaphor for burnout, a state in which outward appearances are deceptive. The smiling face on the bag represents the facade that many with burnout keep up - a smile that reassures the outside world, while the inner world is on fire.

Burnout is a silent destroyer. It creeps in slowly, often unnoticed by the person themselves and those around them. It starts subtly: fatigue, a feeling of overwhelm, minor symptoms of exhaustion. But as time passes, the pressure grows. The smiles remain, but the fire rages more fiercely. Stress, anxiety and exhaustion accumulate until they eventually become unbearable. The person may still seem functional, still able to cope with everyday life, but inside, an invisible storm rages.

This photograph, with the burning paper bag, captures that inner struggle. It is a powerful call to awareness: to look beyond the smile, to recognise and acknowledge the signs of burnout, both in ourselves and in others. It reminds us that what we see on the outside does not always reflect the truth. Anyone can wear a smile, but it is essential to look at the person behind it, acknowledge the pain and offer support before the fire destroys everything.

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It all started with a4 paper and HB pencils. As a child I was often impressed by how beautiful the world around me was. The urge to capture this beautiful world, and to show the people around me what I saw, was actually there from the beginning. If I remember correctly, I was about eleven years old when I first met the camera. Of course it was a simple compact camera with a ridiculous quality, but I enjoyed it.

I sometimes said I wanted to be a photographer, but of course you have one of the two parents who says, "Dream on." Strangely enough, I followed the sarcastic remark as advice, and still went to study photography.

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A modern alternative to canvas

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