With this shoot I wanted to mirror the isolation of walking a certain path, searching for something that is missing in life and the difficulty that are faced. Sometimes the journey can be discouraging, but we fight on through the storms that would seek to move us from the path we are on.
The Verdant Lady was the culmination of some changes that have recently been taking place. You see, for years my solution to every hurt, every sadness, every betrayal, was to keep it inside. For a long time it built strength and defense to those that would seek to do the same. Now I am at a point in my life where I need to tear that wall down before it crushes me. It has led to terrible bouts with depression, anger, and letting things long passed continue to rule my life.
My past is ruining my present and robbing me of my future. It was to signify the return to simple that needs to happen now. It is about finding my center and letting go of all the negative I have accumulated. As we all know, there is no better way to find ourselves, than to lose ourselves in nature.