Ocean Kinder

A series of digital photographs, 2013

Water is a recurring element in my work; in a previous photo series the reflection of leaves on water wraps the female body. Equally, many of my videos introduce water; water is life and death, it cleanses, soothes and takes the human back to the source of all life.
The initial spark to this photo series were children that I photographed one hot summer day by a basin of a water fountain in Hollywood (FL). I was drawn to their playfulness, their sudden mood changes and most of all to their presence. They were fully living the moment, pleasure, fear, apprehensiveness, surprise; they were one-to-one with the element and with themselves.
I chose pictures of children that, for me, depict an emotional state of being and transposed them then from the urban environment to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.