“It was believed that magic herbs could allow you tell the future” – Manchán Magan.
The project is a reflection on the human necessity for gardening. It is an observation of plants and flowers as metaphors for a bond with the natural, which at the same time contradicts their autonomous existence devoid of serving the human.
It is a search for multiple possibilities where the two realities coexist.
Each image a magical place, fictional, but because of this, truer than a real landscape; in the words of Neil Gaiman: “real life is not convincing”.
The use of double exposures in each photograph invites a sense of a liminal space, transient and ever changing. The unpredictability of the final image is an analogy for that search for multiple possibilities.
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