This week, we’re featuring a fine art series from photographer and writer Chloe Xiang. Inspired by the recent quarantine, Chloe transformed emotions so many of us can relate to into images captured on 35mm film. Here is more from Chloe about her series the seed i nurtured…
This series is called the seed i nurtured. This series was shot during quarantine, 6-feet close to (rather than apart from) each of my subjects.
As college students, my friends and I didn’t expect to return back to our suburban homes—where we thought we had escaped. the seed i nurtured represents our revisiting these homes, where we were planted and grown. Because whether we realized or not, we have flourished alongside the same flowers for years and years.
With quarantine, we have been given the opportunity to finally notice the beauty in the relationship we have unintentionally created with our homes, our yards, and the nature that fills them.
During a time in which we can’t interact with other human beings face-to-face, the only life around us is the growing trees and blossoming flowers. the seed i nurtured celebrates the bond we have with the nature around us, serving as a testament to our lives and a reflection of our personal growth and steadfastness in the face of adversity.
Analog cameras and films used: Minolta Explorer Freedom Zoom (Find on eBay) | Kodak Portra 400 (Find on Amazon)