In the summer of 2019 I was heading east to South Dakota on a road trip, and on my way back home I passed by a beautiful ranch, the sun was setting down and I could see that golden beam of light reflecting on the wagon wheel mailbox forming such a warmth and cozyness worth photographing. I pulled up the car in the middle of nowhere only so I don't regret missing out on photographing this beautiful scenery.
The photo was taken in the old garden in Geneva on 02/28/2020. These were the last happy days before the COVID crisis, border closures and long separation from family and friends. There was anxiety and a feeling of uncertainty in the air, tense anticipation and hope that no matter what, everything would be fine. An old, muddy, but beloved and in its own way dear lantern - as a symbol of a long wait in the same place, a symbol of static.
In the beginning of July as I was walking through the fields with my daughter I came across a few lonely sunflower branches and they, as a symbol of joy, inspired me to take this photo. I added this fruits so it can be felt the transition from spring to summer, contrasting the colours.