I love the soul and rich, mystical power of it.
Michelle Gardella says photographing women in the river is not a choice for her ... not an idea or inspiration ...
"This is my bones. This is the song of my soul. These are the stories I was born to tell the way only I can tell them."
The rivers I have known all told dragon tales, wish tales, full of wild beauty, carried out of the lightless heart of mountains, or the interwoven murmurs of suburbia, or the yearning for ocean. The women in Michelle's photographs seem to express this kind of river language, wise woman language. And they make me believe that every woman, whatever her element, has such wild beauty in her.
Michelle Gardella: River Stories. Photos reproduced with permission.