I took this image of my apartment building’s window on the day after Hurricane Irma hit Miami. After a few nerve-wracking days of waiting for the hurricane to make landfall it was finally over, yet the outside damage was yet to be assessed. -
This is @anasamoylova taking over the @lensculture account this week! I’m based in Miami, and my work uses tools and strategies related to digital media and commercial photography to examine notions of environmentalism, consumerism and the picturesque. In general, my work is in conversation with the tradition of landscape photography, while rethinking the consumable products it generates.
This image is from my series FloodZone, an expansive photographic project reflecting and responding to the problem of rising sea levels. It began in Miami, in 2016, when I moved to the area. Through long daily walks which are an essential part of my practice, I noticed how the seductive tropical palette and quality of light hides a darker truth: the growing dissonance between a booming real-estate market and the ocean’s encroachment on its shoreline. Living in Miami is bittersweet: it looks and feels like a paradise, but the only secure roots belong to mangrove trees. -
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