This week’s image is a little different but I feel like it is still in line with the project. While exploring new textures and ways of shooting the self, I’ve learned a lot. Not every image works and I don’t want the effect that an all white background brings. I like the way my literal subjects came together. The sparkling reflection off the water looks like magic, fairy dust. The lilies themselves are swan like, coming from mud and creating shelter for fish and beautiful flowers. I feel like I’m finally transitioning into something more, as I keep my son sheltered and produce memorable images. It’s these moments that I am thankful for, the self awakening ones that allow us to see in both directions but focus on the present.
I’ve been deconstructing my nudes and creating landscapes out of them. It totally sounds silly but they make me smile. It’s purely for creation sake. It’s not some deep personal series. They’re either places I’ve been or daydream about. If I were a painter, I would paint them. Instead I use my camera as a tool to produce things that appease me. Not masterpieces but pieces of my memories composited together, a break from reality.