This was one of the most difficult compositions I’ve ever created. It was born out of the painful separation of letting go of everything I once had. A decision that became impossible not to make after my life changed along with the universe around me.
The lifestyle I had was destroying my spirit. The routines, the values, the work ethic was all wrong. I needed to find myself, to go on a journey of the heart. To do that, I had to let go of everything.
This composition represents the last look. The courageous goodbye before the velvet, cloaked curtain closes and she begins her journey into the unknown. Nothing is more brave. There is an airy freedom and lightness in her letting go, as dark as the moment is. And the path she leaves behind her is speckled with glimpses of the magic ahead.
I dedicate this image to Nicole Hayes, the subject of this composition. A woman who showed me that to let go is the bravest, most beautiful decision you can do for yourself. Thank you for showing me the way.