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Another in a series of experiments with cheap and low-tech cameras. The project seeks to explore how a forest-dweller looks at the forest, and th… Read More
Another in a series of experiments with cheap and low-tech cameras. The project seeks to explore how a forest-dweller looks at the forest, and the reasons why. When we look for mushrooms and berries we develop a kind of a 'tunnel vision' which motivates us to walk and to closely examine our surroundings for hours on end. Finding the best mushrooms and berries produces a kind of a 'high', although we no longer depend on these food sources directly. But echoes of this very strong instinct can still be felt, even thousands of kilometers away. We structure our personal and our work lives in a way that would allow us to pick mushrooms in our places of origin. The two boys came from Belarus to do this. Their postures are a display of pride, of the results of this day of hunting, and standing next to a beautiful lake, they feel in their element, and having claimed a new territory. ... Read Less
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The forest-dwellers
Human beings depend on their environments for survival, which reflects in our cultural and personal preferences in surprising ways.  I attempted to take a look at this forest of endemic human emotions using a plastic disposable camera with a panoramic function loaded with B/W film.