Wiórek/ Poland / 05.08.2020
There are no roads in the forest. There are areas temporarily taken out of cultivation. I got this bit of information off a forest ranger who gave me a ticket for illegal entry into the forest. Everything around us is a cultivated area, or an area temporarily taken out of cultivation. It had already gone wild. Now it’s the civilization of satisfaction. More and more. But the fascinating thing is that the wilderness is growing back, against its own will. The power of nature and the need for survival is stronger. Such is my hope.
Wiórek/ Poland / 25.05.2017
Take a deep breath and hold it. You will feel every particle of your body fill with the the scent. Exhale and take a deep breath again. Really deep. And hold it. The scent of lily – lily of the valley. The field of lily of the valley in the forest stretches around us in all directions, as far as the eye can see. In the forest. Sławcia and I are ambling around and inhaling. Lily of the valley is toxic, the entire plant is poisonous. Its scent and beauty have attracted us for years. We became addicted to its scent, to its appearance and to forest baths. I take a deep breath again. Really deep. And hold it.
Each photograph used during the journey stops being luggage, changes its destiny, takes on a new life. It creates a unique travel sack with a story in the background. Always just one. One shot, one sack. Luggage (no excess)