Earth represents the hard, solid objects of the planet. Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness, physicality and gravity. While earth was the most difficult to capture since it can cover such a broad spectrum, I found this section to have challenges what is common associated with the term "Earth Element". It is not all hard and stubborn objects, throughout this process I found this planet consists of many soft and adaptable objects that will move and grow to stay alive.
Water represents the build, flowing, formless things in the world. Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness and hardness. During this process I intentionally wanted to focus on the flow of water and how it interacts with other objects. Yet when I went out on my shoots I noticed how more often than not, nobody focuses on how versitile this element can be. This shifted my focus from soft flowing water to, looking at how there are multiple stages for this element such as snow, ice, stagnent and flowing water.
Fire represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world. Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention and an outgoing spirit. Since I had been focusing on the hardness of objects in other elements, I wanted to focus on the flow and beauty of fire. My intentions were to create an emotion behind each photo. The natural flow of the fire in each image can create a unique connection with the viewer.
Air represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Associated with will, elusiveness, easiness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom. Starting this process was the most difficult for me. The hardest part was never knowing when the perfect opportunity was going to come my way. There was no way to predict a sunset so during this stage I would carry my camera around with me wherever I went, waiting for that perfect moment.