19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
"The Discovery of Something Sinister" (2021)

This photo is about finding a home in a place where it's unexpected. It's also about finding yourself amongst everything around you. It's about submitting to and rejecting influences, however you see fit. It's angels in a forest, but they are all reflections of her. She denies certain parts of herself while embracing others. That's an internal battle I feel we all face.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
Copyright: © JUSTIN LAWSON