Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Earth
© Michele Molinari
The project was born when I bought a drone but I really got a kick out of it during the pandemic, when people were forbidden to travel far from home. Hovering above natural parks and marshes that surround my hometown was, and still is, a way to escape from the ordinary. I used the healing power of photography and my subjective view of nature to counterbalance the loss of control that the pandemic cast upon my and all lives. I concentrate on producing images not immediately recognizable for what they're. Zenith perspective helps in that, as we usually look at nature from below or from aside.