Rich, layered, and otherworldly, Inland Photographs and Disordered Landscapes refers to the similarities between nature’s strange complexity and that of humanity. The uncontrolled forces, the shapes’ complexity, the interweaving and the synergy of the elements mirror the human spirit.

Lush, blooming flowers interact with expressive backgrounds filled with vibrant color. Many of these images have a reflective surface, providing the viewer with a mirror image of some of the flowers. These photographs show the beauty in chaos, layering images to create a loose conceptual narrative.

We are not straight lines. We are like nature—a very large network of interferences that work together to produce something. However, this polished accomplishment sometimes risks destruction in the perpetual comings and goings of order and disorder.

—Isabelle Menin

Editors’ Note: Don’t miss the work of
all the other winners and finalists from the LensCulture Earth Awards 2015. In total, you’ll find 34 unique points of view inspired by the earth, nature and our shared surroundings. Beauty, destruction, wonder and hope—these are timely, important works that shouldn’t be missed!