Synthesis

Synthesis

I have always felt a connection with nature and flowers, and as I get older I find myself wanting and needing to be around nature more. I love walking down to the river to feed the ducks, and days full of rain and walks outside have such a relaxing and meditative effect on me.

If only I put could down the computer and phone more often and do these things, instead of scrolling on instagram. Does anyone else feel the same? As soon as I’m living somewhere that allows pet’s I’m going to adopt a dog and we can explore the woods around here every day.

I want to start including nature, particularly flowers, in my work at lot more so this was my first little self portrait adventure. One small, single bloom to show the start of something more.

jasmine aurora self portrait synthesis

Switch Off

Switch Off

This image was one of those that just flashed into my mind one day and I had to make it because I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

For me it represents those tough days of depression or anxiety where you’re stuck in negative thought cycles and wish you could step outside of your head for a breather. It’s also for those nights where you’re awake at 4:00am and wish you could turn off and go back to sleep.

conceptual photography about mental health by jasmine aurora

‘Switch Off’ by Jasmine Aurora

Windy Day

Windy Day

I have re-discovered a few things:

– How much I love conceptual self portraits.

–  My bike which has been on a permanent sleep over at my in-laws for the last year (thank you for looking after it!)

Something I love about photography is how much you can take a prop or a concept and just make so much from it. Ugh, I love it. I’m going to do MORE!

‘And in that moment, like a swift intake of breath, the rain came.’ -Truman Capote

Windy Day conceptual self portrait Jasmine Aurora

‘Windy Day’ – Jasmine Aurora

I also snuck in some general portraits while the light was still pretty awesome.