As for many people, also for Charlotte Hubert Corona has brought about a change in life. With her series about her closest friends and family, she lets us have a share in pure feelings and real moments of lifelong friends and returning to her hometown.
“At the end of February I moved back to my hometown after having lived in Berlin for five and a half years. I left when I was 18 years old. Just before Corona arrived in Holland, I decided to move back for a while. My plan was to actually leave again after 3 months and go to Australia, but now I am stuck in my hometown.
During this time of Corona I realized that for me it is really important to take a step back and for to literally go back to my roots, to spend time with my beloved ones, family and friends. I decided to take photos of my oldest friend, Sophie and my other friends and family who are from my hometown. I captured them in the nature and I wanted to make it as pure as possible, literally back to the roots where I and they come from.” she explains.
She adds a few more words to Sophie:
“Sophie and I have known each for 22 years already and we are the same age, 24, and we are in the progress of becoming ‘adults’. I made this series pure out of my feelings, which is what I often do when it comes to photographing. We spend a nice afternoon together taking those images. When I look back on the photos, I can read my feelings and personality out of it, as well as the ones from my model. What I see when I look at the photos is, is a young gorgeous woman who is very vulnerable. Like a flower that wants to open up, but is not there yet. The destination of her life is unknown. But she loves life and is ambitious. She is a dreamer.”
All photos are taken in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Roos van der Heijden www.instagram.com/roosjevdh
Photographer: Charlotte Hubert www.instagram.com/anna.charlotte.photos