Our hands outstretched for the sky.
The Way The Sun Rises was a self-inspired project I created to portray the journey of a woman's growth. Through photos and words alike, I wanted to capture the motion of the uncovering. I wanted to visually display her journey, trace her steps from dusk to dawn.
The photos allude to the motion of the sun rising. So many times when we are in our darkest hours, we forget how beautiful the sunrise can be. We forget what a blessing and pleasure it is to exist inside such a glorious and resilient moment that we fail to witness the break of day.
Halimah, my model, has had her share of challenges with her mental health. From debilitating anxiety to stress, she has spent days trekking through the valleys in search of the sun, not realizing that everything golden exists right within her.
Because I have once shared the same song , I felt a strong desire to find someone who may have also experienced the dreary tune I so often found myself humming. I wanted to show the true resiliency, the true rise of a woman.
This is her testimonial, with her hands outstretched for the sky. These are her words. This is her journey, her story.
Check out the full project here.