Exploring the human body’s relationship with nature with Brazilian photographer, Miguel Soll
Words by Miguel Soll
What is natural to us? Plants, the jungle, to be naked? Of course not. We are machines, we are concrete, we are dust, we are the chaotic anatomy of the urban spaces. We don't belong to our skins, we don't belong to nature. Feeling disconnected with the wild and the leaves and the body, we need to get in touch with our souls, to fill the hollows in our chests to achieve what we once lost. Drugs, Alcohol. All methods of breaking the cement that the modern society has dropped on us, so we can become more free: the unnatural ways of becoming 'natural'.
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