Photographs have increased our access to knowledge and experiences of history and faraway places, but the images may replace direct experience and limit reality. —Susan Sontag, On Photography
Second Nature is about how, as we spend more and more time indoors, we actually experience the outdoors, how online distribution and the over-saturation of imagery affects our perception of Nature, how the vast number of images we make replace real engagement, and, possibly most important, how simulating Nature has become a part of our consumer culture. I wanted to make a project about the landscape as told from the interior. I wanted to question photography's role in this shift in perception, memory and our ability to recall Nature.