We return to nature when we need to return to ourselves, when the desire to feel grounded and connected to something deeper than cityscapes and concrete becomes too loud to ignore, when we find ourselves craving rich textures and room to breathe. Nature is shrouded in a strange and serene sense of mystery, a tingling sense that anything could happen if we follow our most uninhibited instincts wherever they take us.
Lush and gritty and more powerful than we can even imagine, nature is an endless and constant source of inspiration, the sunburnt orange mountains and inky night sky calling to us like a siren song, reminding us that a little wildness is good for the body and the soul. The latest editorial from Tony Farfalla for LCD explores the intertwined relationship between man and nature, capturing the mystical and mischievous spirit of the natural world in a way that feels both quietly reverent and vividly larger than life.
Crackling with intoxicating color and texture, it features the striking Carly Foulkes drenched in sumptuous silks and rust-red tones that mimic the fluid movement and feverish color patterns of Mother Nature’s masterpieces. Lounging in a soft dreamworld populated with bits and pieces of nature, she radiates blushing sensuality in the warm and unselfconscious way of a flower in full bloom.
An exercise in staying soft while embracing the roughness of our own edges, the untamed parts of ourselves that refuse to be dulled down by sitting in traffic and staring at our phones, this evocative editorial is a crisp breath of fresh air, harnessing the effortless beauty of a fiery sunset and the otherworldly intensity of the desert. Scrubbed clean of the grime and grind of everyday life, our sense of awe and adventure restored, the fire within our soul reignited, nature returns us to ourselves time and time again, awakening in us a childlike wonder we thought we had long forgotten.