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kristianne koch riddle fine art children photography

getting lost

“For me, childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, a sense of direction and adventure, imagination, a will to explore, to be able to get a little lost and then figure out the way back.” — Rebecca Solnit (A Field Guide to Getting Lost)

I have been thinking so much lately about our collective children-the children who are in general losing touch with nature, themselves and their free time to explore externally and internally. The current book project with my friend Tytia…

kristianne koch riddle fine art dream portraits

Delphian meanderings

A Dream Within a Dream

by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow:
You are not wrong who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the…

.the ocean delights to set us free

From the series ‘Rite of Water’

When we step into the water, it is a feeling like no other. It is smooth and cool. In order for us to thrive in such an unusual environment, we must allow ourselves to be vulnerable. I spent the better part of my life experiencing vulnerability in the ocean: from swimming in the shore break to surfing at the height of a summer swell to swimming off our sailboat in the ocean’s depths beyond…