Essay 331 • Sep 5th 2018

These photos were taken on the land I grew up on, in rural Minnesota. The fields and forest behind my country home hold a special sort of magic in my heart. 

Through her expressionistic poses and strong energy, Nya transported me back to the times I remember, running through the fairytale lands. 
My sister and I frolicked through these same fields chasing deer, built fairy houses, and watched the clouds role by as we fantacized over our futures. 

Nostalgia for these memories run through my veins like gold.


Sarah Wu is a fine art photographer based out of Columbus, Ohio.
Her work is inspired by the infinite world around her, but lately has been delving into the exploration of art history, mental illness, and Russian folklore themes.
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Model: Nyabang Diang