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

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 film into water from quarry in Trygirya and Deneshi (Zhytomyr region), 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.

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Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Copyright: © Yuliana Paranko