This series communicates the spirituality and connection to nature developed over a lifetime of energy, emotions and experiences projected visually representing myself and character. Primarily displaying my inert passion of photography and all forms in the study of light. I found each project emotionally challenging to creatively communicate the energy inside myself that drives me to create. Through the study of other fine art photographers; both historically and contemporary, I found my interests and approach most felt inspired by fine art photographers like Connie Imboden. My style has evolved to encompass reflection and the obscure properties of water. It seems to be an integral part of my work and character. My first love of long exposure light painting is has also proven challenging to incorporate its true beauty as layered masks within my self-portrait. In this series, I’ve discovered the light paintings by themselves also portray my character with spirituality, motion and rhythm. I’m not sure which of the images would be defined as the “highlight” of the series as I feel they all fit well together and offer a cohesive flow to the theme of spirituality, nature and self. The special finishing treatments of layering and masking provided the double exposure effects of the light painting and nature scenes, but each image I am proud to say is created exclusively in camera with minimal retouching. That is also part of the challenge with a project like this is to present this extra work without the flow of images looking overworked.