|All Photos © Alexander James|
Photographer Alexander James was inspired by the recent loss of three close friends to create this underwater butterfly series. Using the butterfly as a symbol of rebirth, he explains, “Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme where you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation. This offers great hope to me.” James also found comfort in the way Greek mythology links butterflies to the souls of those who have died. He presents the photographs in this series “as shot,” without any post-production.