There’s something very special about Anouska Beckwith..both the lady and her work. Her elfin beauty belies a deep and mystical soul, and After Nyne were thrilled to be able to meet her and talk about her work for After Nyne 7.
Anouska, nature and the feminine are very themes that seem key to your work. How do you define the “natural” and how does it inform your work?
Nature and the feminine are a huge inspiration for me as I believe that as we evolve as a species we have forgotten that we actually come from nature and I feel that through my work I wish to express the wonder that is all around us even though at times it can be isolating, destructive and yet incredibly mystical and beautiful. I try to capture the invisible worlds that cross over between human and nature. It is my ritual of gratitude for my existence and my offering to Mother Earth.
How would you describe your subject matter or the content of your work? Do you ever approach a photoshoot with a particular audience in mind?
I would describe my work as ethereal, romantic, esoteric and surreal at times. The themes of transformation, rebirth and death are very present in my body of work as I love that we as humans possess the ability to transform ourselves through looking within and trying to be the light we wish to see in the world.
I do not try to approach a particular audience as I hope that my work can appeal to lots of different individuals who wish to look for an alternative outlook of life; one that offers hope for the future instead of perpetuating the negative