Waking up at dawn to capture this dreamy portrait was a surreal experience. I went for a 5am stroll among the backyard waters of Taj Mahal India to discovered local rural life and villages preparing for the day of work ahead. Surrounded by distant prayer chants coming from neighbouring temples and slow awakening of nature I captured movement of mother and son wading through waters to the other side. This image even if taken a while back on my analogue camera represents to me an essence of youth and maturity, passing of time and dynamic between opposing energies. The mirror reflection creates a dreamy narrative, reality versus illusion, fragility of life and rawness of the present moment.