"Luring" by Anonymous, 15 | Under the Surface 2019
Before coming to Northwest Passage, I used a mask to hide behind the person I truly am. I used to pretend that I was this girl who loves drugs and doing dumb things. But since taking off my mask, I realize that I love photography, and I love helping and healing people. Another thing this photo represents is that I totally tend to find someone to spit out all my problems at.
About the artist: I came to NWP because I lacked the skills to thrive in society. When I came to NWP the hardest thing I had to face was being so close to home, yet so far away. I like being able to discover new things and write my reflections. When I first came to NWP my thoughts on photography were a little misguided, I thought it was super easy to take a picture of a flower and throw a filter on it. When I actually went on my first photo trip, I realized it was much more than that. Seeing nature from a new perspective is very refreshing and very “eye-opening”. By far the easiest way to remember IANL would be the memories and photo reflections. My favorite memory of nature photography was when I took a picture of a luring mussel, my staff were so excited and I really felt good at what I was doing.