DRAWN TO THE LIGHT

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Drawn To The Light, is a photographic collection showing children in beautiful direct window light found in an early 19th century barn.

I had the opportunity to visit this barn - and as I walked in, I had the overwhelming feeling that I wasn't alone. The barn was quiet, almost so quiet that it hurt my ears.

The light from this particular window sent chills down my spine - it was beautiful and clean, yet eerie... like it had a story to tell.

I created this collection because I was drawn to the light in this barn.

This series is dedicated to children. Children loved. Children lost. Children that live in our hearts.

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LET THEM BE

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Let Them Be is a photographic collection capturing kids, being kids. Free from judgment, away from social pressure, alive with innocence, and bursting with raw and true expression.

I was inspired by Jill Greenberg's End Times series, which impacted me emotionally. I was inspired by the bombarding of parenting articles I see on a daily basis 'How to raise your child to be a: genius / a sports champion / a better singer / a better dancer / run faster / do more / be better'. I was inspired by parents comparing children, bragging about accomplishments through social media, and holding their child up for the world to see like a prize trophy. And most of all I was inspired by being a mother who is guilty of all of the above.

Let Them Be represents children at their most innocent and true state - children free from pressure and free from conformity.

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