To Be Soft
Photography by Marleigh Flowers
"A few days before these pictures were taken I was inspired by a line from Rupi Kaur, "to be soft, is to be powerful". This shoot, I believe, embodies this line. I aimed to capture the power alongside the softness of each person. Between the incredible bathtub, the swirls of flowers, and the ethereal milk, every photo felt like it was straight out of a dream."
"To be soft, is to be powerful."
"This shoot came about after our celestial week at Camp Gritty, an all girls/ non-binary camp in the mountains of Tennessee. It is run by the wonderful Charlavail, and the focus of the camp was on art and empowerment. Together, we campers had created a space with a lot of love and a lot of positive vibes."
After camp some of us were staying in an Airbnb; still very much inspired by the positivity we had just come from. I wanted to do something like this for a long time, but it wasn’t until this moment that everything fell into place for this to happen."
"As with all my pictures, I do my best to make everyone as comfortable as possible. I try to channel each person’s best self. Despite my own efforts, I was blown away by the confidence that each person emanated on their own. Considering the anxiety and fear of going into a shoot like this, each person found an incredible strength and it is because of them that I was able to take these incredible pictures."
Marleigh Flowers is a 20-year-old photographer from Houston, Texas. She has been doing photography for about 6 years now and is constantly aiming to improve. Her focus is mainly portraiture with inspiration coming from the wonderful people around her. Her passion extends to photography of live music.