Entry Title: "Second nature"
Name: Piotr Folkman , Poland
Category and Expertise: Environmental|Landscape|Other_FA|Trees|Deeper Perspective, Student


Entry Description: I'm tracing ubiquitous signs of human presence in the natural environment which seem to prove our species is sure of its divinity. They can be noticed on every corner of every city all around the world. I choose examples present in our everyday life. Looking for sights usually ignored which I believe to be the most interesting and truthful symptoms of our second nature. But placing a plain background behind the subject of my photographs reveals another thing – a true story about photography itself. The act of choice becomes the double basis of the image.

Story: I'm tracing ubiquitous signs of human presence in the natural environment which seem to prove our species is sure of its divinity. They can be noticed on every corner of every city all around the world. I choose examples present in our everyday life. Looking for sights usually ignored which I believe to be the most interesting and truthful symptoms of our second nature. But placing a plain background behind the subject of my photographs reveals another thing – a true story about photography itself. The act of choice becomes the double basis of the image.

About the Artist:

I was born in 1982 in Poland. I live and work in Poznan where I graduated from sociology and currently I'm studying photography at University of Arts. I am most interested in creating new perspectives using common techniques as well as experimenting with some odd ideas.