Nobody Said It Was Easy
       
     
Whenever I'm Alone With You
       
     
From This Broken Hill, I Will Sing To You
       
     
Away She Flies
       
     
I Can See The Perfect Sky is Torn
       
     
Nobody Said It Was Easy
       
     
Nobody Said It Was Easy

This project emerged from the realities of struggling with an end of a relationship that was salted dry through infidelity. After a complicated breakup, I found myself on a trip in the desert with a couple that was newly in love. Out of their affection, the arid desert, and my own desolate struggle, I found inspiration to create “Oasis”, a body of work that speaks about the lightness and darkness of love.

The environments in these images were chosen mindfully and embody multiple meanings. When traveling through the desert, I became aware of the many optical illusions it can present to the naked eye. The desert background became the symbol of the seemingly perfect qualities a lover holds when first falling in love. The backgrounds surrounding the lovers are beautiful, yet dark, and are sometimes de-saturated. This alludes to how magical things look from a distance when love is first at hand, overlooking flaws in a burgeoning relationship. The otherworldly aesthetic of the landscapes propose the chosen isolation from the rest the world that lovers feel when together. There's a quiet here; all the noise of the outside world is silenced when new lovers are unified. Their affection is simultaneously soft and clenching, emulating lightness and darkness coexisting in the series.

Whenever I'm Alone With You
       
     
Whenever I'm Alone With You
From This Broken Hill, I Will Sing To You
       
     
From This Broken Hill, I Will Sing To You
Away She Flies
       
     
Away She Flies
I Can See The Perfect Sky is Torn
       
     
I Can See The Perfect Sky is Torn