This project sprouted from Wout Overkamp’s fascination and discontent with modern human life and our accustomization to the comforts of it. Wealth has never been as high as in present times, while the condition of the earth has become more critical. In our safe homes we have everything we desire, but we do not see – or choose not to see – the impact our lifestyle has on the environment. Don’t we forget what our real home is? Are we still connected to nature and thus ourselves?
His goal was to capture contrast and harmony in a single photo, as a metaphor for the present position of humans. The photographed individuals are living their everyday life, occupied with themselves and unaware of the beauty that surrounds them. With technology we have distantiated ourselves from nature, however, that won’t stop us from being a part of the circle of life as living organisms.