Every woman has a different story of how they came to be pregnant, how long it took, and how they feel about their changing body in this mysterious incarnation.
These motion blur images speak of the transience and shifting state of pregnancy. A study of the undercurrents that lay beneath the surface, on both an emotional and physical level.
Bodies are made of water, pregnant bodies hold water, creating a sense of contradiction of physical and psychological heaviness and weightlessness. Two humans in one, floating in slow motion. Every internal movement and change holds an echo of something past and also something to come. A future memory.
As with pregnancy, the motion blur images are a surprise. You don’t know what you’re going to get, which moment will be captured, or how will it look and feel. A juxtaposition of unspoken questions, alongside unbridled female vulnerability, strength, and power.
The results are reminiscent of subterranean drawings, outlining the quiet currents and tracing the tides of the pregnant landscape. The only audible elements are the breath and two heartbeats.
The process of capturing these images demands a level of letting go, releasing, and liberating. Tapping into your baby and your breath I encourage you, hands on belly, to close your eyes, and connect to these inner rhythms, tracing your pregnant form with your fingertips. It doesn’t take long to access these primal movements, following the sway of your hips, the flow of your exhale, and the sound of two heartbeats.
I’m so grateful to all of the women who are part of this project for trusting me to capture them in all of their vulnerability and power.
There is the opportunity to create motion blur images with me as part of a maternity studio photo shoot.