Following a succession of heartbreaking events and loss I created the art I most needed to find.
In stark contrast to my own staggering darkness I wanted these images to have an ethereal feeling of weightlessness. This series is in monochrome to further quieten, calm and remove all distractions. My time in Africa left me feeling vividly alive. A lingering sense of intense empowerment stayed with the images I captured there, which was a complete contradiction to how I felt now. I wanted to evoke the courage these spectacular animals embody. The choice to show them engulfed in a hazy mist serves to intentionally amplify their vulnerability while ultimately highlighting their strength, their beauty, their grace. Usually so intently aware of their surroundings and now with their vision obscured these beautiful creatures are forced to try and find their way in the unknown shadows of the dark.