My name is Alicja Brodowicz and I am a photographer from Poland. I have spent the last couple of months working on a project called "Visual Exercises" which is a series of diptychs where I combine parts of the human body with elements of nature in order to emphasize our unique relationship with the natural environment as well as the beauty of the human body.

The writer Alice Walker said: “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.”

Human body and nature. Microcosm and macrocosm. The human form: irregular, wrinkled, saggy. Imperfect. Nature: wild, mysterious; sometimes incomprehensible, but always extraordinary. Abnormalities and perfection.

By re-tracing the unity of formal elements, compositions, lines and shapes in the form of diptychs, the inter-relation of the human body and nature becomes apparent.

This analogy leads to the realization of the perfection of both.

Estrangement from nature has led to the abuse of the environment and the body. Only through a reconnection with nature can we rediscover self-love and make the imperfect body perfect once more.

More info: alicjabrodowicz.com

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Sophie Warner 3 months ago

Now there is an image which gets a person thinking...

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Night Owl 3 months ago (edited)

It's more like veins (especially when it comes to function), but this works too I guess

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Sophie Warner 3 months ago

Strength & endurance against the tests of time & nature.

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Sophie Warner 3 months ago

I had two large babies, who are now 17 & 19 years old, my first was born when I was 18 years of age. My stomach will never have abs. My stomach has tiger stripes & the consistency of uncooked dough! This resonates with me!

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Sophie Warner 3 months ago

A perfect photo shopped body has no flaws, but it also has no interest, no texture, no interplay of light & darkness in the folds & creases, no life. Life leaves traces, just as we leave traces in our wake.

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diane a 3 months ago

ballet dancers feet

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Krumps 3 months ago

Tbh the first pic is my hair all the time.

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Sophie Warner 3 months ago

The use if light is very effective in highlighting the textures. I can sense how they would feel.

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Wyndmere 2 months ago

OMG - its Uncle Joe ... and his yard . Do you know him?

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Sophie Warner 3 months ago

I struggle with my ripples, I have hated them with a passion, I have ignored them but they went nowhere! I still struggle with my considerable, baby belly stretchmarks, even though I have now had them longer than I was without them. I like thinking about them in this way. They are simply the visible ripples of two people who have massively impacted my life! Thank you!

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