17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
How nature affects the picture

This photo is from my on-going photoproject. We create landscapes, take photos of nature. But what if trees, rivers and plants can became more involved in creating the final portrait of themselves? I soaked films into waters of river and swamp at Horbachykha landmark Kyiv, Ukraine. I added leaves, twigs, sand into waters. I shot these films at the same areas from where waters were. Nature is a part in creating these images. It is also an effect and a model, the print and the chemical part. Nature can create and destroy, it has amazing colors and it can erase colors. It is a power and I want to let this power speak.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Copyright: © Yuliana Paranko