Highlands | The Last Wilderness - The Journey of a Life
The story of my inner journey, exploring the silence of Nature and Wilderness soothingness of the Scottish Highlands between the end of 2020 and the first part of 2021.
During the C-19 pandemic in 2020, I woke up in an operation theatre staring at its ceiling. I missed Wilderness badly. When recovered, I bought a small campervan and travelled from London to the remote Highlands of Scotland, to work remotely from an area where lockdown restrictions allowed. The Highlands are one of the few natural environment in Britain still untamed and inhospitable.
I wanted to feel the essentiality of life, caress the raw elements, listen to the Wind whisper, embrace isolation in Nature, deal with inner strength and the spirituality of Silence. Cold nights outdoors, the warm encounters with curious wild animals. Bathing in rivers and streams.
While this was supposed to be a short re-oxygenating period for a London Architect, the lesson has been so profound that it revolutionised my life, leading to the abandonment of the urban environment I have dedicated all my life to. To embrace now the Wilderness cause through photography.
It’s an Ode to Nature and to our Life in communion with Nature.
[A 6 months long project, consisting of over 100 photos, organised in chapters, currently being edited]