THE POWER OF ELEMENTS.
You cannot deny woman and the powerful tie to the Earth, Moon and Sun. The waves it brings, the tides it pulls and in the heart of it ties these elements that release us to it.
I have had these powerful images of woman in my head for over a year now, and once my soul started to learn how to detox, these natural elements came into my path. In studying my heritage of being in the bloodline of native cherokee, these elements started to hold more power & significance into my being.
I have been in a season of learning to hear from nature. To sit with her, to watch her, to admire her power & strength in the softest yet most powerful ways. The range of emotions she can bring forward in one moment is astronishing.
Now, as I sit, living in a neighborhood that is cutting down trees, damming streams, and building without natures permission is one of the hardest times to watch disrespect happen to the Earth. I have spent hours crying over the land, the animals homes that have been demolished with the heartbeat of history in her dirt.
This creative project came out of my heart to remember that even when humanity thinks they call the shots..that the Earth can turn in a moment to protect herself from us. I choose powerful and inspirational woman to come and represent each element as well as picking or building their environment to embody. Here are the stories.
Here are the people involved in my Element Project. I personally created, produced and scouted each location.
Photographer: Chris Daniels Photography. Assisted on Wind was Josh Ulmer & assistant on Soil was Danielle. Fire assisted by Will Vastine.
Allie Cope styled each model, and special thanks to The Dress Theory for WIND.
MODELS: Stephanie Thorpe as WIND, Rachel Sanner as WATER, Jazmin Lee as SOIL, Gracie Penix as FIRE.