I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. (e.e. cummings)

In this series I want to look at the relationship between people and nature, but also between the city and nature, and I do this by exploring urban parks on the outskirts of industrial cities.

There is a buffer zone between nature and cities, large industrial estates, or residential buildings, and it is often occupied by parks. In this space, man and nature coexist, and sometimes clash. Man imposes its presence on nature through manipulation of its space, building structures inside it, tall buildings on its confines, dropping waste, and scarring its wilderness through maintenance. Nature, on the other hand, responds with a fierce battle through its majestic colors, its imposing size, and its resolve to impose its breathtaking “natural” beauty.

These images are a tribute to this fight.

matteo borzone