When I thought of a utopia, nature immediately came to my mind. I decided to capture nature in its purest form without any human contact or touches. The nature images in my project look as if they would still exist on earth if people did not exist. Yet our world that we live in today is far from a utopia, even though nature still exists. Above each of my nature photographs, I decided to capture traces of humanity that contaminate the so-called perfection of nature.
The ruined utopia images were all taken in the same location as the image located below it. I took both pictures standing in the same place, or took one picture and walked a couple of feet away, or simply turned around after to take the second image. Everywhere that there is nature, we can find traces that people were at that same location at some point in time.
(I had to scan these images in my room with my scanner so that is why the image quality is poor- and these were also printed on 11x14 paper so it was hard to fit them on my scanner)