"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of mean as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing".
So many situations in life exposure our vulnerability, some leave us the wiser others can tear into our souls. I found making this image was a reflection of certain moments where I questioned that vulnerability often picking myself up with a new layer of caution, creating a side of me I am not always aware of.
Initially when thinking about the location for this shot I had imagined a baron place, but when I was shown this location I knew it was to be the place. Early on a Sunday morning we prepared for the shoot, setting up the location before the sun was up too high. The lighting was a simple setup with a beauty dish and PC reflector, the gentle breeze was an added bonus.
I wanted to have an eeriness to the image, a possessed witch like figure floating in the dark forrest, protecting herself from the crows around her.