Liquid Gold is a photographic project that explores the beauty and importance of water through light and reflections on stones in a river. In this series, I present water as liquid gold, highlighting its value and preciousness to us as human beings.
Despite covering 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, only a small fraction of water is freshwater that is drinkable, and an even smaller amount is accessible in rivers, lakes, and streams. Unfortunately, almost 10 percent of the world’s population still lacks access to clean drinking water. My aim with Liquid Gold is to bring attention to this critical issue and to remind us of the significance of this natural resource.
Through my lens, water transforms into a captivating element, shimmering and reflecting light in a way that mimics the precious metal. The stones in the river become the perfect canvas to showcase this transformation, as they break up the flow of the water and create interesting shapes and textures that add to the overall beauty of the images.
As a photographer, my hope is that this series of images will encourage viewers to pause and reflect on the beauty and importance of water in our lives. By presenting water as liquid gold, I hope to evoke a sense of awe and appreciation for this essential resource and to inspire action toward preserving and protecting it for future generations.