In the new geological age of Anthropocene, plastic has become an organic element of nature. It is ubiquitous. The symbols par excellence of our plastic world are shopping and garbage bags. They are blown by the wind, carried by the water, bogged down in puddles and by the soil, become intertwined with flowers, plants and branches, and become part of our environment, polluting the whole natural world… And yet plastic is seductive too – in its familiarity, its moulding shape and the way in which nature plays with it.
My photographs try to show a sense of the organic and the juxtaposition of artificiality within the natural world, in order to create a feeling of estrangement in the viewer.
( In 2010 I started to take pictures of plastic bags in puddles and those half covered by soil on the ground. Looking closer through my camera's viewfinder they did look like landscape to me. )