Nikita Merchant

Photography BA(Hons)

After a few struggles of feeling lifeless and out of place, I found I needed to re- discover familiar and unfamiliar locations to accept the change around me that was making me uncomfortable. By connecting with nature, it reminded me on how beautiful change can be and that there is hope for me to heal from my mental health struggles. The serenity of nature around me allowed me to associate my emotions and thoughts to my surrounding to gain a greater perspective, reconnection, and reflection upon myself.

As I walked by the seaside in my mother’s dress, it reminded me of her liveliness she used to carry in her steps and her brave smile to cover her battles. During my journey to re-trace a new purpose and direction of my life, I hope that awakening my memories and senses will soon fade the emptiness filled in my heart and mind to move forward.