creative direction

the desert

I want to share a shoot I did a while ago but I also want to share a poem that's been with me lately... If you haven't already, I'd encourage you to listen to the full podcast (the unedited version if you have the time) where it is recited by the woman who translated it. It's here: in Krista Tippett's On Being interview "A Wild Love for the World" with Joanna Macy. So beautiful. All of it.

There's something so overwhelmingly calm and unnerving/exhilarating to me at the same time about the desert. It's vastness and the wind feed my soul. I love how I feel both freedom and vulnerability in equal heaping measures.

I loved how her sequined gown matched the desert floor.

I loved the subtle references of the snake's skin (that you can't see in this set but I know it's there) as, for those of you who know me know, it means so much to me... The shedding of skin as you outgrow who you've been and begin fresh again. This has definitely been that kind of year for me. 

I'm learning to give myself space. (Even when it's only my breathing that creates it.)

To move into the change.

To be that mystery at the crossroad of my senses.

To flow.

I'm very much looking forward to the new year...


(You can see more of this shoot and credits here.)