TOWARDS THE SUN

Sometimes when life gets you down you just need to create something beautiful and meaningful and that helps pull you through. The idea of this Rock and Roll shoot was inspired by Rihanna’s song Towards The Sun – it really speaks to me in my darker times, it reminds me to focus on the good and walk away from everything else, to just let the rest go. I am always going to be too little for some and too much for others. I will always have too many ideas and question too much for some or when I choose to be quiet I may be thought of as standoffish and a snob to others. I will feel depressed, left out, washed up, sad, lost, stuck, used and betrayed by the wrong people. But I will also feel free, loved, light, happy, grateful, satisfied, secure and appreciated by the right people. I have realised that I need down time, time off, time with my children and time by myself. I have also realised I can say no and I must choose to minimise the drama even if it means avoiding those that bring it … even when I dearly love the ones who bring the drama!  But no matter how dark or bright the times ahead are they will not diminish me.

A special thanks to Rika van der Veen, my beautiful model, for helping me bring my idea to life and to Jacques, my husband, for taking time out to drive us and be our body guard on the road.

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TOWARDS THE SUN
~ Rihanna
Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don’t look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you
Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don’t look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you
Lost in the rock and roll
Got lost in a promise
Of a love I never know
Shadows chase me far from home
I remember when my heart was filled with gold
And you know
I’ve been burned
I’ve been burned
I’ve been burned
You’ve seen me lose control
It’s not worth
It’s not worth
It’s not worth
My soul
Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don’t look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you
Lost my faith and trust
You and I know
Gold don’t turn to rust
I still swear that we can reign
Like the kings and queens of better yesterdays
And you know
I’ve been burned
I’ve been burned
I’ve been burned
You’ve seen me lose control
It’s not worth
It’s not worth
It’s not worth
My soul
Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don’t look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you
Where you gonna go
Where you gonna go
Where you gonna run to
When you get to the edge of the night
Its time you face the sky
Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don’t look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you
Turn your face towards the sun
Let the shadows fall behind you
Don’t look back, just carry on
And the shadows will never find you
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