Long Island-based photographer Laina Briedis' seasonal images emanate a naturally Earthy beauty. A common tactic in her work is to isolate limbs or hide the subject's face within a frame and incorporate an element of nature (leaves or flowers) against an open backdrop. It's difficult to tell whether the female form or the natural environment is the main subject. It actually seems like they are both being featured as one in the same. Both are beautiful and, as indicated in one of the photographer's images, "there is beauty everywhere."
Briedis' nature-infused style pops with just the right amount of color, conjuring up shared memories. Though we may not know one another, there are universal emotions that rise up when viewing her beautifully executed images. Watching a girl walk through a sun-soaked wheat field makes me think of those lazy summer days that you never want to end. Even the colorful autumnal leaves evoke a longing for playful days, stomping through crunchy leaves and collecting the prettiest ones. Despite it being a mild winter this year, I still yearn for those sunny days when wearing layers is more of an option than a necessity.