Description of Work

Harun Yahya once said,

"I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question."

This quote echoes a deeper meaning that is intertwined with the human experience, the human connection - to people, to culture, to memory. Often in life we move for school, travel for work, explore different countries for adventure, but we always come back "home". We are all rooted in somewhere or someone, and those connections and relationships shape us into who we are today and give life meaning.

The photos in the series "Our Love For The Ocean Has Rooted Us Here" are from June 2017 at Carcavelos Beach on the coast of Lisbon, Portugal. In this series, I hope to aesthetically create a connection between the viewer and the people in these photos - imagine yourself in each image. Who would you be with? What beach do you think of when reflecting on your own experiences? Where have you planted your own roots, and with whom?

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