All the photographs in this series, still in progress, were taken during the pandemic. In all likelihood, the most exceptional period that most of my contemporaries will ever have lived through.

After the lockdown, we yearn for a return to a connection with nature. However, we do so far from sentimental visions of another time. During the days of lockdown, life and death have been more explicit than ever, and they have allowed us to become more palpably aware of the fragility and ephemeral, dispensable nature of our existence.

The photographs I took during this period are in black and white and unusually harsh for my photographic work. It is not my intention at all; they just look that way, in high contrast with hardly any gray. Dichotomous, like life and death.

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