See the Leaves
Height: 10 in
Width: 15 in
Photograph of a forest scene in autumn. The forest floor is covered in leaves while the trees are bare.
Waldeinsamkeit: "What does the word "nature" mean to us now? When we think of nature we think of pristine, faraway places - why is that so desirable to us? Why do we pine after the untouchable? The landscape we know today has been dominated by our necessities for hundreds of years. The thick forest you see today are not pure - they can best be described as "things that grow". We are not connected to nature the same way our ancestors once were, yet, we still long for that connection, and we still find beauty in our 21st century urban landscape.
These photographs are of nothing beautiful, in fact, they are quite ordinary. But what these photographs explore is my own struggle to understand my relationship with the landscape around me, and how these images contain the subtlest traces of man, yet we still see how they can be made into something extraordinary." -Jordan Furest