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Artist’s Statement: Immersion Project
What does it mean to physically immerse my body in nature and what can I learn from doing so?
What does it mean to return to nature?
Is it even possible?
Most nature photographers stay safely behind the camera, observing nature from the “outside” and inviting us to do the same. By stepping in front of the lens I place my body in a direct dialog with nature. Alone, small and naked in the landscape I seek my place — if I have a place — in the natural world. But I found that this physical relationship cannot be separated from the mental frames of reference I bring to the conversation.