Sai Castanos is an amazing friend with the sweetest spirit. You’d never guess that she is a BA nurse saving lives in the intensive care unit. After this photoshoot, Sai and I had a conversation about the duality of the mind and how complex our brains are. We are so much more complicated than people perceive us to be.

The conversation reminded me of a podcast from The Liturgist talking about the duality of the brain. As I edited these photos I kept that in mind. I tried to portray a sense of dualism. A balance of light and dark. With the occasional bright photo, and the occasional dark photo.

I loved this fun photoshoot and experimenting with the heavy morning sunrise.

If you have a chance, listen to the podcast and the Gungor song Lovely Broken here.

See the night
See the sunrise
See the love
See the heartbreak
You and I
We will be all right

-from “Lovely Broken” by Gungor



Posted by:Crystal Anne Downs

I am a professional photographer and unprofessional sociologist pursuing creative outlets that lead to beauty, social justice, and peace in this world.

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