Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
There is such hope and beauty in the above verse. It reminds me that all shame disappears in God’s glory and when one takes their eyes off themselves.
Another idea I’ve been working with is vulnerability and new growth in a barren and lifeless environment. I believe at the beginning of personal growth and any type of recovery, one must step lightly and be very protective of the “new plant” which is the change and new positive behaviors one is trying to implement in their new life. I find it easy to let life knock me down and crush my spirits and discourage me…that is why I believe we must protect ourselves and cultivate hope, growth, and positive change in our lives.
Some memories are painful. It seems as if one would be better off it they were gone forever… I wish some of my memories were easier to forget. This shoot was inspired by the idea of wiping the slate clean and burning the pain and anxiety away.
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