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I have found this passage from the last century Muir´s book and it works like a sort of manifesto for this project. Also it directly meets my perceptions of how nature is relevant for our sense of life today, even though the passage has been written 113 years ago. This detail amplifies the meaning for me.
The tendency nowadays to wander in the wilderness is delightful to see. Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life. [John Muir. Our National Parks. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901]
Wilderness is an ongoing series of digital and manipulated photograph inside the beauty of forests. Started on November 2013, it´s part of my one-year stay in Canada. Each step, one breath and one renewed thought. Each new path inside the wild life can be a new unique shot.