Wild and Free

PhotographerNiki Boon
Prize1st Place in People
City/CountryBlenheim, New Zealand
Photo Date2015
Technical Infocanon 5d mkiii 35mm f2 1/3200
Entry Description

We live a simple life in rural New Zealand, my children are alternatively educated and live without TV or modern electronic devises, a lifestyle that may seem unconventional to some, but I am here to celebrate the magical place I choose to live with my family. I document their days, together, in an environment full of nature and uninhibited play. I photograph as physical record of their childhood, life as it is… the real …but also as a reflection of a childhood rooted deep in my own past …a most sincere place of freedom.. a childhood I now pass on to my own children. Although deeply personal I believe that others will also connect to some aspect of their own childhood… I believe my children are right where they belong covered in mud , running and living through nature. They belong here wild and free and earth connected in a way where the landscape begins and there little souls end.