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Our self-chosen separation from nature is one of the central problems for mankind, Michael Flomen argues. We need contact with nature, and lose an essential part of ourselves when we avoid that contact. Flomen photographs a nature that we do not perceive directly, although we know it exists. He work outdoors, where insects and the elements, but also electromagnetic fields and other natural phenomena affect his photosensitive material directly. His images, he explains, are intended to appeal to memories that are deeply anchored in our genes.
From 1974 to 1990 Michael Flomen (Canada, 1952) was a street photographer in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Since then he has focused on the landscape, in particular on snow. Since 1999 he has been experimenting with exposing photosensitive materials directly to the elements.
Price EUR 15,00