Connectivity between humans and nature seems so foreign in todays industrial society. Merve Özaslan is bringing back this long lost connection through beautifully edited photography. Superimposing colourful nature scenes with black and white city scenes, these photos call into question whether humanity is taking the beauty of nature for granted. Özaslan perfectly describes her intent on her Tumblr site,”It is basically a critical presentation referring to the fact that each of us is part of the nature. It seeks the answer whether greed, urbanization, mechanization and detaching from the nature is favourable or coherent for human or not.” Will humanity completely detach itself from nature in their quest for urban jungles? Only time will tell.
Text by Hillary Loucks