Jeffrey Bennett Photography


Technically, I was never diagnosed. A psychiatrist who doesn’t label his patients wrote a letter so I could get a grant. With that grant, my mom was able to pay for a decade of various therapies. They helped with things such as speech and fine motor skills. I thought there were things that I needed that others simply didn’t. Not until I was an early teen did I discover that I might have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

I found this out at a doctor’s office, when my mom mentioned to the doctor that I have autism. I had long finished the therapies and was, by all appearance, completely average.

I used this project to delve into this pseudo-diagnosis and my feelings around it. Through a series of images inspired by the German Expressionist and Surrealist art movements, those feelings are now defined and expressed.