The Return

This was shot around the same time as this image and was intended to be a kind of sister image. I wanted to imply a story of a woman whose body is washed ashore after some kind of shipwreck, whose soul then arises and returns to the sea...not sure if that's evident from the poses but that is what I was thinking of when I created it.


What a struggle it's been this past week to create! I have been weening off a high dose of steroids after my anaphylactic episodes and I'm finally finishing my meds after almost a full month. While I hated how puffy the drugs made my face, I gotta say, it was amazing how energetic and productive those drugs made me. Now I'm totally crashing after a month long high and it isn't pretty. Back to normal Leah, who sleeps 8-10 hours and struggles every morning to get out of bed. As much as I hate being on steroids, I wish I could take some of that boundless energy with me. Amazing how much you get done when you don't need sleep ;)


For anyone who's interested, I'll be doing a give away of a print on my facebook page after it reaches 1,000. We are only 2 away, so please join up in the next day or two if you want to be elligible to receive it!

  • Charlottine'sPics - 4y

    Excellent Work !
  • Nicolas Rottiers 4y

    Nice work !
  • imagefx 4y

    awesome, thanks for sharing this
  • .. Dreaming! 4y

    great work
  • .brianday 4y

    Beautifully done, dear Leah. Glad to hear that you are on the mend. From here on out, you'll have to get high on life like the rest of us. :)
  • Miki Holst 4y

    i love this! so inspiring! ;)
  • Ale Marques 4y

  • Anna Mizi 4y

    Excellent Work!
  • Russ Sprague 4y

    Nice one! I was trying to guess if you were coming or going. I guessed 'going' (back to the ocean) and that's what the label said. I can understand how mood/mind altering drugs can be seductive but oh so glad I've never been addicted to anything. Slight addiction to caffeine! You're very creative w/o extra stimulus. Looking forward to any more poetry you might write!
  • elle.hanley 4y

    amazing! :)
  • Mauro Prelli 4y

    good multi work
  • Reda MK 4y

    Gorgeous picture, gorgeous model! I love everything about this picture!
  • Sébastien Pineau 4y

  • John Kennedy 4y

    Gorgeous photo and story. Congratulations and good luck Leah
  • Daniel Prizont, 4y

    amazing work, beautiful
  • mashico 4y

    Love it!!!
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  • Louise Tweddell 3y

    Beautiful <3
  • Fang Tong 3y

    So talented
  • leif_85 2y

    I see it as the natural progress from selfies.You cloned yourself and now can act with your cloned sisters in a complicated scene. Some people really should be cloned as they have so many amenities.
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Taken on September 2, 2011
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