Feature by Keran Look Loy
"I was born in the beautiful archipelago of the Azores, Portugal, but I am currently residing in London, UK. The island where I was born – São Miguel – is known as “The Green Island” due to its striking and captivating natural beauty. It is not a surprise that this paradisiac view of the world, from such a tender age, has left a great impact on me, and thereupon my art. I consider Nature a form of magic and through the years, Gaia – as I call this powerful connecting energy – has become my biggest inspiration; painting my photographs as I capture people’s essence alongside the enchantment of our natural world.
My love for nature, together with my fascination with ancient stories - where women were seen not only as beautiful and powerful, but as Goddesses - has led me to the start two new projects: “Wytches and Seers” and “The Many Faces of Gaia”. With these projects I am hoping to recall the powers and rights that women once had, and to also resurrect the connection with our planet and all its living beings, whether animal or plant, all of which we seem to have almost forgotten."