As part of an ongoing enquiry, this project interrogates the concept of solastalgia. Solastalgia is a neologism describing the sadness, grief or loss felt in relation to ecosystem distress. This work attempts to visually communicate the feeling of solastalgia using photography. For more on the concept of solastalgia, see this article.
In this work, I wish to evoke the affective dimension of solastalgia through working with the idea of dead beauty. These images are all in a nature and landscape photography style. Yet there is a death or stillness implied in them. Nature is dormant, dead here, and while we can read these images in a way that suggests new life is yet to come, I wish to show the scenes in dormant, frozen ways.