This project looked at the territories that I and my friends associate with drug use, particularly the use of psychedelic drugs.
I shot people and places that people generally accociate with drug use but more personally the specific spaces and people I interact with in this area of the world.
This work looks to explore elements of my environment, which played a role in shaping my “spirituality”. It is focused around spaces, with which I have a personal connection. I wanted to show how these peaceful spaces influence my perceptions and how I, in turn, affect the space.
My work has a strong emphasis on “Nature”, and much of the photos were taken around the woodlands which surround my home town. I also included some architectural based compositions taken in Berlin.
For me the “spiritual sense” a space presents, isn’t necessarily related to what I am viewing, but is more about; “rediscovering something within myself”.
I also experimented with enhancing and changing spiritual perceptions by editing images to represent “Dreamscapes”.
For this project, I decided to move away from literal ideas of ‘the body’ and focus more on aspects of our environment that directly affect the body. I set out to explore and build a better understanding of the relationship between the human condition, happiness and, therefore, the well-being of the ‘body’ as a whole, to man’s interaction with nature as an ever-changing variable.