The project is about open spaces and nature where the observed, collected and archived plants represent their evocative examples. The subjects framed in the environment become one with the nature revealing an essential and enduring equilibrium.
The plants — dried with scientific method — were selected nearby or exactly in the place where the photos of the human subjects were taken. What I would like to reveal is the essential bond between environment, herbs and human being. Botanical definitions explain some particular plants characteristic such as the capability to be indicators of water, soil and air quality, the ability to be a fundamental tassel to the resilience of a disturbed area: elements that are strictly related to human spaces and their lives itself.
Some of these plants are rare in many areas, especially where rivers are polluted. Conversely, many untouched places are still rich of interesting species. With this project, I would like to show the beauty of the natural equilibrium with the consciousness that human being could fit inside it.

Matteo Palmieri (1986), graduated in Agricultural and Land Sciences at Università Politecnica delle Marche in 2012 and completed his PhD in Agronomy in 2017. During the course of studies, he approaches the discipline of photography outlining gradually his photographic poetics that is the constant search for an “environmental dialogue” with everything that is photographed.
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