As a child my parent always warned me to not wander too far into a corn field. The fields are so large and the density of plants so thick, it is easy for a little boy to get lost, not understanding that if you just keep walking you eventually reach the borders. Since then corn fields always impress me. They fill me with awe and even some scare.
Thomas Bourry, the German photographer who operates under his Sphinx pseudonym is a specialist when it comes to bringing a mans soul to the surface in his photographic poetry. As a true sphinx he guards over his subjects, revealing their emotional and sensual sides while guarding over their innermost secrets. Thomas: “Men in general are really weird creatures. They want to be seen as strong and fearless heroes, but there is a secret truth in them, they would die to protect. Only the moments when they are utterly alone allows them to explore things they otherwise would feel very apprehensive to dare trying. Only then you see their true self, always hidden, always in the dark shadows like a very painful truth.”
For his 2nd installment of his Lost Secrets series, named Nature, Thomas Bourry went deep inside a cornfield. There is the dark shadows cast by the frayed green leaves of the tall corn plants, he let his model be himself. As seen by no one but himself. Revealing himself in a new found freedom that he keeps so well hidden while in company of others.
No longer am I afraid of the dark depths of cornfields. Because now I know that all it hides is that solitude in which you can be completely yourself. Where you can open yourself to the world, and feel one with nature. –BM-
THOMAS BOURRY | BEAUTIFULMAG