Under A Dark Night Sky
Being primarily a self-portraiture artist, I only occasionally work with models, but when I do, I shoot with a story in mind. In many cases I attempt to bring something personal about the subject to the story and the work. In this case, Kimberly had just returned from a semester in Africa where she not only had a beautiful life experience, but also left behind many people she had come to love. I wanted to make it a bit of a dreamlike state, the white and the flowers showing the beauty and the joy, while the darkness and sadness illustrated the complex feelings of leaving something behind.