Following a series of relentless events and crushing 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. They are monochrome, to further quieten, calm and remove all distractions. Breathtaking animals have been used to symbolise the places we can travel when we recede inwards. 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 needed to evoke the courage these spectacular animals embodied. 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.
AUTHOR: Belinda Robertson NEW ZEALAND
I seek out beauty, I look for it everywhere.
I want to capture the graceful moments that naturally occur.
This series is an exploration of light and dark and how one doesn't exist without the other.
There is always light and there is always dark and in any given moment you get to choose which one to move towards.