This photo series is an inspiring story of a mother’s love. Photographer Holly Spring’s young daughter struggled early in life with Hirschsprung's Disease and has only one hand, but Spring won’t let that stop her from living life to the fullest. This collection of photographs was Spring’s way of encouraging her daughter and showing her that life doesn’t have to be filled with limitations.
The imaginative series features the beautiful young girl in strikingly enchanting scenes that feel like a fairytale. The unique compositions are often digitally composed to create a magical story. The artist explains, “I love that ideas can flow from something as simple as a pose, or direction of light. Many of my compositions are put together with elements shot at different times of the year. They are like best friends who have yet to meet! Holding it all together is a moment – a look from my muse at the time, and through those eyes I see the story unfold….”
Photographer’s Note: The last image of the Giraffe showing my daughter with the wrong limb difference is intentional for creative purposes and continuity of light and narrative. This image was awarded a Gold at the prestigious NZIPP Epson Iris Awards this year.