I’ve been holding back on posting this body of work for months, but I’ve finally settled on how I want to display these pieces, so I am now happy to share it with you all:
Humans in Nature
At the end of 2012, I had an epiphany: humans and nature are one. I realized this wandering the polluted streets of New York City. I watched people throw their garbage on the ground, throw recyclable items into trashcans, tear down trees to construct more multi-million dollar apartment buildings, and I saw how blatantly disrespecting the Earth was just a part of every day life. I thought about what caused humans to detach almost entirely from nature. I kept asking myself, “When did we, as a society, put our walls up? Are we really that egocentric?”
August 2013 - December 2013.
With a camera and a big idea, I decided to create a portrait series that challenges the complex relationship between humans and nature. The process and end results of creating this work have validated that there is a universal inter-connectedness between humans and nature that we can ignore, but not deny. Humans in Nature is an in-depth exploration of a complex, multi-faceted relationship that humans have with nature.