Star phobia – photo project by Michele Ceppi
Victoria Bonia, TV presenter.
Photo project called Star phobia was presented by creative producer from Italy Michele Ceppi. This project was presented at Volvo Fashion Week.
Aleksandr Peskov, parodist
Dmitry Loginov, designer
Lera Kudryavtseva, TV presenter
Antonina Shapovalova, designer
Mitya Fomin, singer
Sergey Zverev, stylist and singer
Katya Lel, singer
Daniil Fedorov, actor
Kostya Gaidai, fashion designer
Valdis Pelsh, TV presenter
The word phobia comes from the Greek phobos, which means “aversion”, “fear”, or “morbid fear”.
Almost everyone has his own fears. To date experts have described 300 phobias. Here is a list of the most common phobias:
Toxicophobia – poison phobia, fear of poison.
Nictophobia – fear of darkness.
Aerophobia – fear of flying.
Glossophobia – speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking or of speaking in general.
Arachnophobia – fear of spiders.
Thanatophobia – the fear of death.
Claustrophobia – fear of enclosed space.
Aquaphobia – fear of water and depth.
Acrophobia – fear of heights.
Autophobia – the fear of being alone, phobia of isolation.
According to the statistics of Manchester Mind (local mental health charity) more than 10 million people have phobias. And the outstanding historical figures were not exceptions.
Russian poet Sergei Yesenin suffered from syphilophobia – abnormal dread of syphilis or fear of being infected with it. He was also afraid of the police.
Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, composer Giacomo Meyerbeer and the father of the American nation, George Washington had a fear of being buried alive (taphephobia).
The genius of suspense Alfred Hitchcock was afraid of oval objects.
The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud was afraid of ferns!
French postimpressionist Paul Cezanne had haphephobia – the fear of touching or of being touched.
Generalissimo Joseph Stalin had a fear of being poisoned (toxicophobia).