“When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free.”
― Jay Woodman
I love the feeling of stillness associated with floating underwater, that sublime moment where you feel complete freedom; buoyant and able to swirl and dance and move your body in any way you choose without restriction. I added the roses to emphasise the dreamy, otherworldly feeling that you experience when suspended in water.
I photographed the pose for Rosewater by jumping around in my backyard and then composited the girl into a underwater scene I created from scratch with Photoshop. I photographed the roses and bubbles in a tall vase. You can read more about how to create a convincing fake underwater scene here.