I attended a photography retreat in Burgundy. I took lots of notes but I noticed compared to others, I didn’t take a ton of photos. I was thinking ahead to me back home scrolling through hundreds of photos. It felt complicated. So I kept it simple. Just enough to practice my new skills in letting in or keeping out the light. An idea that could be transferred to one’s life. Be the light, we hear. And the reverse, connect with your shadow. That taut line between darkness and light on which we balance. It can be confusing at times. The camera lens has a shutter inside. That shutter controls the amount of light to let in. So easy to choose how much by the turning the dial. If only human light and darkness could be so simple.
My name is Caroline Lord. I'm a writer who loves nature, and I make portraits from twigs, petals and leaves.