Sportsfest here was pretty lit.
I was talking last post about finding the people in the landscape, both literally and figuratively. Here it felt the opposite, was looking for how to make the landscape out of the people.
📷 @alicjabrodowicz x Broadmag • Friday Feature • Alicja Brodowicz Visual Exercises. A Series of Diptychs “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.” -Alice Walker
I photograph the human body – the microcosm.
Its fragments: hair, scars, texture of skin, wrinkles.
I am interested in individual particularities; I look for distinguishing features and irregularities. Imperfections are my favourites.
I photograph nature – the macrocosm.
Surface of water, grass, tree bark, dry leaves.
I combine the two images, looking for converging lines, textures, similarities in layout and analogies in composition between the microcosm and the macrocosm. I look for unity between the human body and the nature.
This series of photos is the visual re-enactment of my ever increasing desire of being close to nature. The older I grow, the more intense this desire is. It is also the expression of my growing concern for the environment and the human impact on it. By combining images of the human body and elements of nature I am trying to show that we are inter-connected and that our separate existence is impossible.