melissahutchinson
melissahutchinson

Incorruptible

This image was shot at a local women's prison that had been demolished…only rubble remains. One day as I was driving, I looked in shock to find a familiar cor...
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This image was shot at a local women's prison that had been demolished…only rubble remains. One day as I was driving, I looked in shock to find a familiar corner transformed, the outline of the prison gone like it simply vanished in thin air, leaving only a palpable dark memory. I was so overcome by an overwhelming sense of loneliness, isolation, longing, suffocation, and terror as I later walked through the shattered, broken debris that once formed walls to a plethora of lives, each with their own unique story of despair. In that rubble, I saw new green growth struggling to break through the piled cement, bricks, stones. Chills. With that, I was inspired to create an image that brought light to that darkness; an image that would represent finding divine strength, hope and beauty in emotionally and physically devastating circumstances which challenge the spirit yet lay the very foundation of our life journey. "The fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness~" quote from Eckhart Tolle, one of my favorite authors.
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LionesLens
 
LionesLens July 08, 2014
Wonderful!
melissahutchinson
melissahutchinson July 08, 2014
Thanks for all your supportive comments- very sweet of you to take the time!
robhansen
 
robhansen July 08, 2014
Very imaginative, and a follow through that mimics Your creative talents. Congratulations on the Piece.
PWMManchesterUK
 
PWMManchesterUK August 25, 2014
Love this!!
melwoo
 
melwoo March 05, 2015
Wow ! Love your photos !
victorruiz
 
victorruiz March 30, 2015
Lovely work
Silverfox PRO
 
Silverfox April 06, 2015
Great job !! I need to learn how to do that. I know it is done with Photoshop and layers, but I still need to figure it out.
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 21, 2015
Powerful and beautiful image!!! Great story, also. Congratulations on your well-deserved feature.:)
pnssx4
 
pnssx4 September 21, 2015
can you please mail me this photo.
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tetvet September 21, 2015
great shot
IBVerb
 
IBVerb September 21, 2015
Beautiful, even more meaningful after reading why.
TFrye
 
TFrye September 21, 2015
Such a moving and beautiful image!
TFrye
 
TFrye September 21, 2015
Such a moving and beautiful image!

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