"I photograph the human body – the microcosm.
Its fragments: hair, scars, texture of skin, wrinkles.
I am interested in individual particularities; I look for distinguishing features and
irregularities. Imperfections are my favourites.
I photograph nature – the macrocosm.
Surface of water, grass, tree bark, dry leaves.
I combine the two images, looking for converging lines, textures, similarities in layout and
analogies in composition between the microcosm and the macrocosm. I look for unity
between the human body and the nature." Visual Exercises is a series of photos by Polish photographer Alicja Brodowicz. This is a visual re-enactment of her ever-increasing desire of being close to nature. The older she grows, the more intense this desire is. It is also the expression of her growing concern for the environment and the human impact on it. By combining images of the human body and elements of nature she is trying to show that we are inter-connected and that our separate existence is impossible." Enjoy her interview and her images on: