Photography is all about reaching deep down into the soul and taking that emotion and capturing it on film. It is a wholly deep and – at times – painful experience that really teaches you who you are. Though all art is this way, there are some artists who take this career very seriously and put everything into the pieces that they create. One example of this is Kindra Nikole, a up and coming photographer who uses nature and elaborate costuming to show her adoration for all things rooted to the Earth and how she can use her childhood to create deep and meaningful images that everyone can relate to in their own individual way.
She states that her desire to start this journey with her camera started when she got back into photography. Working in a darkroom always was something that Nikole enjoyed, it was methodical and organized, all things that she found great joy and peace in. Due to personal circumstances, she was torn away from the art of photography for over ten years.
One day, coming across a used Nikon D40, she started a 365 project – a fun and popular journey of taking one photo a day for an entire year – and soon found out that she still had a deep love and appreciation for photography. She then dove deep into her long lost world and started creating the images that she presents to us today.
This journey has taught her many things, to respect nature and its power, as well as learning how to let go of some of the control and let things happen as they may. Additionally, she shares that she has needed to learn that sometimes the best thing you can do for your art is take a step back and see it from a different point of view. Everyone needs to do it as often as they can and trust their gut.
Art is meant to be enjoyed from all sorts of perspectives. By using all of the education and the nature around her, she has found a way to honour her mother by creating this child-themed, dreamlike set of photography that is slowly but surely taking the world by storm. Whether you are new to the world of art or not, you are sure to find these incredible photographs engaging and get you itching to pick up a camera of your very own. You can see more of Kindra’s work on her website and Facebook Page.