Some people are born to build big planes. Someone makes huge ships and someone has a gift to singing. Some people become amazing artists and some make good beekeepers. Someone stares at the sea and someone falls asleep under the starry sky on top of the mountain. Some people study rivers and ocean undercurrents; some people become great teachers. And as for me, I like to dress people in the colours of nature like I did with Julia here – I’ve dressed her in heather. I love big planes and soaring ships; but I also appreciate my ability to see a person and shorten the distance between them and nature.
I’ve been planning this photoshoot for a whole year since I first saw heather in bloom. And I finally did it on the last August day of 2017. I didn’t want to spend my time feeling sad about the end of summer. I wanted to spend time walking in heather fields, sewing a skirt from 5 metres of fabric, and feeling grateful to the wind for making it look like Saturn rings. These photographs have come straight out of my heart.
To catch an accidental glance of eyes not yet tired, to depict the rosycheekness of youth – even if just for myself and the girl in the photo – isn’t that beautiful? May be, just may be, our children or even grandchildren will be once looking at these photographs. They will be looking at them, thinking, how beautiful their mother is, dressed in heather…
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