The breeze blows gently against my face, something rustles in the tree line, and as the sun peaks between the clouds to warm my face every so slightly, I feel free and, simultaneously, trapped in the moment.
It’s moments like these where my imagination runs free and I could be almost anything in the world. I could be an explorer hundreds of years ago; the first person to ever set their eyes on this small patch of forest. Or maybe I could be a movie director on a holiday to escape from the glare of Hollywood. It doesn’t matter. In this moment, I’m nothing more than a human being, stood in a clearing, breathing in cool autumn air, and wondering why this can’t be all there is to life. Why do we need to complicate it with the rat race and consumerism? Why can’t this be all there is?
Shortly before Christmas, I won my first photography competition. My club hosts a Christmas competition every year and we are allowed to enter a panel of images on the same thing, and my panel was the three photos above.
I’d been wanting to try out double exposure for ages and as I didn’t have three photos on a theme ready to go, it pushed me to create something. They’re not perfect by a long shot, but I’m so pleased with how they turned out and it’s definitely something I’m going to be doing more of in the future. I’m pretty sure my club will be sick of double exposure by the time the year’s out.