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1st Place 2020 Nature

White Horses: Covid Dreams

  • Photographer
    Mieke Douglas
  • Prize
    1st Place in Nature

The emotions of lockdown come and go, ebb and flow: disquieting and sometimes extreme; often softly cocooned in a safe quarantine bubble. I am having unusually vivid dreams. I am not the only one. It can be hard to separate the dreams from reality. The world was in lockdown, but Spring and Summer still came as they always have. I have never enjoyed watching the Seasons unfold so much. I find some comfort in slowing down and surrendering to the unstoppable progression of Nature. There is a stillness to be found in yielding to her rhythms and just accepting their power.

Mieke is a Dutch and Canadian Photographic Artist living in London. Her work explores themes of intimacy, longing and connection. She is known for her atmospheric lighting and surreal perspectives. Her images are described as moody, almost painterly, with an underlying sense of unease.  Her work is held in private collections and exhibited internationally. She has recently had Solo Shows, ‘STILL”, in London and ‘Lost Society | Looking In Through Glass’ at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, 2021.