20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Portrait on the border

This is a selfportrait on the border of the forest and town. This photo is from the project "Borderland". In project "Borderland" I analized a contemporary person's fear appeared due to wild nature through private mockumentary story. My works often are based on the duality and relationship between nature and society. We are the creatures who were born to be a part of the nature, with other words - animals. I am wondering in the process of revival and using our natural and metaphisic part, as a possible practice of returning to primordial freedom, can it become the part that will resist the unjust law of society and order, will it be an impulse, a force from which a person can draw strength for the inner and external opposition. Or will it take control of us and turn everything into a chaos?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Natalia Kondratenko