Dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams and evil spirits. When hung above the bed, legends held that the spider web design of the dreamcatcher would allow good dreams to pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to comfort the sleeper below.
Over the last few months I have been struggling to sleep. My heart is heavy and my mind is on a loop, haunted by dreams and memories. While taking medication sometimes helps, relief is short lived and not a long term solution. So I bought a dreamcatcher. But what does one do when it is the good dreams that are harder to bear than the nightmares and monsters?
"When your own have died And there's no more pride When your soul is frozen It's had enough When your heart is broken A thousand times With every moment Is that enough?"
This set of images also introduces my little girl, Edie to you. She is usually very hard to photograph, but she was very fascinated by my levitation setup, that it gave me an opportunity to photograph her properly. Although she was not part of my initial thoughts for these images, it seemed rather fitting that she was included as she is usually the one that takes care of me when I struggle to sleep. Besides, she posed so perfectly that I just had to include her. She is a very shy little brat that loves to squeak and get under my feet. I hope she will feature in my images again sometime soon.
A "before & after" for Dreamcatcher I. As you can see, Edie kept a close eye on me while I was levitating. As per usual, if you have any questions (about my process, the editing, or anything really...), then please send me a message and I will be happy to help.
Edie supervising the editing process and kept me company while I worked in my studio...