Untouched

Human activity has changed the face of our planet. On a physical level, one can rarely find areas in nature that haven't been affected by humans. In fact, human activity not only changes the face of the planet, it affects the planet in negative ways. On a metaphysical level, human ideas and thoughts reverberate through space. Our ambitions and goals leave traces in the outside world. Physics and metaphysics seem to be connected.

Human activity has changed the planet in ways that are rarely positive. Today we deal with human-induced ecological catastrophes that are not limited regionally, but affect us globally. Many artists, ecologists and activists have documented the scars that we leave on earth.

As a reaction to this, I sought to find places that are untouched by selfish and short-sighted human activities, places where the natural system still works in a symbiotic and non-abusive way. Nature is our big teacher when we want to learn how to preserve life. In order to be even farther from the human world, I captured images in the infrared spectrum, which is naturally not see by the human eye.

With these images I hope to raise the awareness that beyond our man-made reality, where we constantly create problems that will eventually endanger our own survival, there is a bigger, greater reality that we live in. It is far more evolved in terms of harmonic cohabitation. It is made to support life. It has all it takes for the various species - including us - to exist. It is a great heaven of life in the rather harsh environment of the universe surrounding us. Capturing this reality and seeing its beauty and mystery, I hope to raise awareness that a different lifestyle is possible: one in which we preserve our planet and life on it rather than continue to destroy it.

Reflection and Symmetry  

Disturbed view  

I was thinking of the perfect way nature "works" (actually it lives) when I took this picture. Then I was reminded how we humans disturb that natural state. We become more and more powerful and interfere with the natural state in unhealthy ways. Something is wrong in this image, and we can't say what blurs it, but we clearly see something isn't the way it should be. Similarly, we can observe that weather patterns have changed, the order in nature seems to be disturbed. I tried to express that feeling in an image.

This is where sun's energy goes  

All those sun rays! All that energy! Where does it go? What happens with it? The sun rays make life possible on earth. Not only do they provide thermal energy, they also fuel life on the planet. It is stored in our plants, in the grain, and we eat it with our bread. It nourishes us, it makes us strong, happy, healthy. We need to protect this eco-system.

Energy field  

All those sun rays! All that energy! Where does it go? It is stored in our plants, in the grain, and we eat it with our bread. It nourishes us, it makes us strong, happy, healthy. We need to protect this eco-system.

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