Using what is found around me in nature, I try to capture the calming but intermittent discomfort within a person. This is something that we, as a whole, can all relate to. By producing a beautiful image that is not the idealized definition of beauty, I strive to step beyond social constructs of popular imagery. The constant search for these environments reflects the identity that develops within them. Ultimately, it is my goal to produce lasting impressions on the relationships between nature and how humans relate to being stripped down into comprehensive parts and beings.
Sometimes one image leads to another, and the next thing you know, you have a cohesive body of work that has evolved around a common idea or theme. But other times, you create an image and it does not lead to other images, but rather, it stands alone. This particular body of work is a collection of those types of images; single images that stand alone on their own merit as "a body of one”. For me, these images are not stagnant, but rather constitute a creative well that is always there to draw upon for future projects, ideas and inspiration. www.juliehamelphotography.com