Scientists
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Scientists are prominently featured in my work, both in documentary photography and portraiture. As they spend years studying the minutiae of their particular study species and learn their field sites inside out, they become so immersed with their environment to the point of becoming one with it. In my photographs, I present them as figures not only working intimately with nature, but also being intertwined with nature. Technology also plays a role in my photographs. Typically, technology is seen as distinctly unnatural and its insatiable progress as a main cause of nature’s demise. Here, technology manifests itself as a vital tool and ally for nature in the hands of scientists. The meeting of these strange technological contraptions with flora and fauna creates a vision of a utopian world, in which scientists collaborate with nature to achieve a common goal.