Pressing deep into our flesh the lock on our back keeps our story hidden within. The sky above reaches towards the ground and we retreat further into our caves. There we find comfort in the empty solitude. But inside grows a desire for the lock to be turned and our story to be let out.
What do we hide within? What parts of ourselves and our stories do we keep under lock and key? What memories bring a smile to our face? There are little spaces inside of our hearts and minds where we tuck in memories and emotions. Parts of us that are a little too painful to share and a little to raw to be let out. But they are part of us nonetheless. We are made up of each little moment of our past and our hopes for the future. Everything we do and think adds up to who were are. And what a beautiful creation. Our life is a journey of changing and growing on the inside. It doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. Just like a book, it’s never about the cover. The important part is found on the inside. We are all the main character of an amazing story, our own. Each and every day this story is being written on our hearts, buildings up into a beautiful work of art. Don’t be afraid to open up that book and share different parts of it with the world. It’s not about what we have on the outside, it’s about what we have on the inside. This is what makes us unique and simply stunning. Don’t be afraid to unlock your heart and put out the pure, beautiful you.
Creating this image was an absolute blast. The day I shot the main pose it was an utter downpour, I was soaking wet and bit cold and felt completely alive. As I continue on my photography journey I’ve begun to realize that I occasionally hurry through the photoshoot to get to the end product, a part of the creation process that I absolutely love. When we create we should allow the piece of work to take it’s time to form. Enjoy the process, don’t rush to the finish line. Create for the in-between moments when we feel alive the most. This is when we will feel the most satisfied.