A Sincere Place of Freedom by Niki Boon

Issue 82

I am a homeschooling mother of four, former pediatric physiotherapist, and passionate photographer , living in rural Marlborough , New Zealand.

My photography is focused primarily on my family, and our way of life in our rural environment.

We live a simple life in rural New Zealand, on a 10 acre property surrounded by rivers, coastline, bush and hills.

My children are unschooled and live without TV or modern electronic devises, a lifestyle that may seem unconventional to some, but I am here to celebrate the magical place I choose to live with my family.

I document their days, together, in an environment full of nature and uninhibited play. I photograph asphysical record of their childhood, life as it is… the real …but also as a reflection of a childhood rooted deep in my own past …a most sincere place of freedom.. a childhood I now pass on to my own children. Although deeply personal I believe that others will also connect to some aspect of their own childhood… 

I believe my children are right where they belong covered in mud, running and living through nature.

They belong here wild and free and earth connected in a way where the landscape begins and there little souls end.

Niki Boon lives and works in Marlborough, New Zealand.
To view more of Niki's work, please visit her website.

 Sprinkler

Sprinkler

 Doorway

Doorway

 Box

Box

 Beach

Beach

 Wave Jumping

Wave Jumping

 Chicken

Chicken

 Hammock

Hammock

 Baby Chicken

Baby Chicken

 Watermelon

Watermelon

 Sheep Skull

Sheep Skull

 Washing Down

Washing Down

 The Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

 The Back Pond

The Back Pond

 Ice Block

Ice Block

 Best Friends

Best Friends

 Sisters

Sisters

 Babysitting

Babysitting

 Beach Huts

Beach Huts

 Egg Collecting

Egg Collecting

 Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek