It is said that spending time in nature makes it easy, almost unavoidable, to seize the moment. My new work started with this realization. Hiding and imitating have been present in my photographic practice for a long time. Yet, the ongoing work emphasizes the merging and the losing of the borders within oneself, but also those between landscape and portrait photography.
It is amazing how well certain Eastern mindfulness techniques, such as yoga and meditation, resonate in our busy Western lives. Patience, grace, balance and letting go are the new, yet ancient mantras, which seem like clichés until the rare moments when we truly experience them. The work in progress started with experiences I had while practicing meditation. A strong bodily sensation suggested to me to blend in and become one with my surroundings, as if I was expanding pass my own outlines or the landscape was growing into me.