Biophilia is described as an evolutionary conditioned need to bond with nature, experience its proximity and maintain contact with it. I have spend my life living in the heart of big cities, in an environment where the absence of nature is strongly felt. Working on a hectic schedule, the opportunities of experiencing nature are limited. Therefore I try to locate pockets of nature hidden in the city or I travel to the nearby countryside. In the series Primal Lights I discover and at the same time construct a hidden, ominous, claustrophobic and eerie world, off the grid with an organic feel. Even though civilisation is absent, there is no pristine wilderness; man-made traces still exist, a chain hanging on a tree, a torch, strange-looking people and animals. I strongly resonate and therefore I keep returning to these places again and again. I photograph them at dawn, in the moonlight and all year round. Is nature just a shared place we are all associated with? The viewer is left to decide on its own.

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