A few weeks ago I took some photos with a friend for school and afterwards she told me that the feedback she got consisted of a lot of people saying that I looked like a fairy or sprite. This is not the first time I've been told this as I have discussed it many a times here on the blog yet I am still extremely infatuated with the idea of being a mythological creature in real life. To a certain extent I already feel like I live in a sort of fantasy by dressing up as a new character each day and when I look at my photography I seem to accentuate that fantastical-ness even more so rather unintentionally.
The word sprite is derived from the Latin word "spiritus" or spirit. I take most of my photos in nature because there is an atmosphere there that allows me to explore that invisible spirit that connects me with my surroundings and is expressed in the way that I dress myself. My photography may have a fashion context to it but the only times that I go and take photos are when I can feel that invisible spirit at it's strongest. So in essence my photography is a documentation and exploration of the sprite inside of me. This particular day I was feeling especially sprite-ish as I wore lingerie as outerwear and watched a beautiful sunset from the nature preserve. Before you jump into the photos there is one quote I wanted to share from The Celtic Twilight by W. B. Yeats concerning the invisible spirits.
"I believe that when I am in the mood that all nature is full of people whom we cannot see, and that some of these are ugly and grotesque, and some are wicked or foolish, but very many are beautiful beyond any one we have ever seen, and that these are not far away...the simple men of all times and wise men of ancient times have seen them and even spoken to them."