Biophilia

Biophilia is a series of self-portraits that explores the concept of being disconnected from the natural world, echoing current societal restrictions enforced due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

The portraits depict a figure moving through natural scenes, covered completely in plastic and therefore unable to fully enjoy and experience their surroundings.

 

A significant inspiration for this series is the concept of the Biophilia Hypothesis, which suggests that humans are genetically predisposed to crave a connection with nature. I wanted to explore this notion in relation to how we are currently severely limited in our ability to connect with natural environments, and how this is in turn impacting our mental health and wellbeing. 

© 2020 Alicia Flegeltaub Photography

Based in Shepparton and Melbourne, VIC

aliciaflegphotography@gmail.com

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