Project info

These photographs were taken while I was exploring natural wildlife areas throughout the state of Wisconsin, the state I have lived my whole life. Historically, Wisconsin has had a strong cultural tradition of using the land as hunters, fishers, farmers and lumberjacks, to name a few. Today, I am interested in the ways that I personally influence the landscape through selective framing of my camera and through the careful interactions I have with the living things I come in contact with, all while questioning the realness of it all. Humans have long attempted to control what is wild. If humans are meticulously controlling and monitoring wildlife areas, then how natural is it in the first place? What percentage of nature is still natural?