Lucas Foglia, Lava Boat Tour, Hawai'i © Lucas Foglia Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery.
Lucas Foglia, Lava Boat Tour, Hawai'i © Lucas Foglia Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery.

Lucas Foglia - Human Nature

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MICHAEL HOPPEN 
3, Jubilee Place 
 
SW3 3TD London

http://www.michaelhoppengallery.com   

 

"Human Nature" leads us through Foglia's journey in sequences of photographs. It begins and ends with interpretations of paradise, moving through cities, forests, farms, deserts, ice fields, and oceans in between. Scientists are pictured as they work to quantify and understand our relationship with the natural world, measuring how we change nature and how spending time in wild spaces changes us.

Both factual and lyrical, the series is a celebration of the curious. At times funny, at others, sad or sensual, the images illuminate the human need to connect with nature and to the wildness in ourselves.

Foglia's work is driven by a desire to understand the conflicting forces of modernity and nature; how we manipulate the earth to sap its resources, and how some seek to restore it. "Human Nature" revisits themes established in previous projects A Natural Order and Frontcountry, but on a broader, global sca