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'Nature photographer' by Gregory Gentert at ČEKAONA, Zagreb

A teacher once told me that true nature photography shows no trace of a human presence. I disagree. I made these photographs working backwards from that idea. Nature, like anything else, is a human construct. Perception is always grazing against this indifferent reality, pushing meaning into chaos, and we should not confuse the two. I think beauty is what’s at stake here. We confuse the idea of a pristine unspoiled nature with our desire to perceive it. That unreal desire and the inability to meet it is where I find beauty, and what it means to be human.

This impossible notion of the pristine still interests me—the desire for it—I am not above it. It can be glimpsed in some photographs. Things can appear to simply exist. This is how we can both see and erase ourselves and our perception.

'New Psychedelia of Industrial Healing' by Sharona Franklin at King’s Leap, New Y

'Another Night in Dream City' by Seán Boylan at Stranger, Baltimore

'I SAW A CROW, ORCA WAS I' by Alison Yip at Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver

'DIGESTING DUCK ENTRY LEVEL POSITION' by Isabelle Frances McGuire at From the Des

'Access Modes for Encountering Large Industrial Bodies' by Kitty Maria at Het Res

'La ballade des sardines – Die Liebe der Sardinen' by Robert Brambora at Sans tit

'Weathered Shabby Shabby Brenches: Vernal Festivity of the Four Clari' by MRZB at

'Rose Button' by Romain Vicari at Placement Produit, Aubervilliers

'리좀적 주문 Rhizomatic Spell', a Group Show at Kvalitář, Prague

'Die ZWEITE HAND' by Niclas Riepshoff at Stadium, Berlin

'Bit Rot' by Bob Bicknell-Knight at Broadway Studio and Gallery, Letchworth Garde

'ALL ONE' by MYLASHER / Tine Günther at The Complex, Dublin

'Jacques de Bascher', a Group Show at Treize, Paris

'Confusion is next and next after that is the truth' by Jonathan Castro Alejos at

'Dewdrop Toadstool Hopscotch' by Isabelle Adams at Garthim, Mattheissen State Par

Behrang Karimi at Zarinbal Khoshbakht, Cologne

'Selfing' by Elif Saydam at MÉLANGE, Cologne

'From the Xmas Tree of Lucy Bull 2', a Group Show at From the Desk of Lucy Bull,

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