Within Nature [Full version] About the Project:
As I walked into that first barn, the rays of light filtering through the wood reminded me of my own life journey. These glimmering fragments started at the sun, traveling into outer space, refracting and reflecting off of meteors and what other dust lay beyond our comprehension. As the light sped to earth, breaking through the ozone and traveling the combative atmosphere, it stayed its’ path until it came to this spot. It was destined to be here. I was supposed to see that millisecond of light flash through my pupil. All of the time it spent in route; all the obstacles it traversed just to arrive here. And that is my journey with this project.
What does this book portray? To me, it is about finding beauty in those small glimpses of normality. My book is about being comfortable in the everyday; the ability to find beauty within yourself. All of the models came to the shoot wearing minimal make-up and bearing their naked selves to the camera. The models shot however they were most comfortable in order to capture the essence of beauty in its purest form. My vision, my point of view, comes second to the loveliness that you find within the images I captured. The contrast of the structured barn with the exposed self is a glimpse into minimized extravagances. I captured the beauty that is sometimes ignored by the industry, and I hope that you find meaning within each shot.