"Both freedom of choice and intelligence are constantly challenged by high standards of immediacy. Speed has now become our main environment. We don't live in a geography no more but into the world time." Paul Virilio (interviewed by Le Monde de l'Education, May 2001)
Nature takes its time. And sometimes we are forced to slowdown ourselves. Slowdown is a reflection on time and thoughts about perception of time . A collection of images about slowing down, contemplation, and the (political) desire to remind us how fast we live. The series puts together pictures of vegetation (classic latin "vegetus" = "lively","fertile" or "vegetatio" = "excitation, movement") and images of stranded livings, stopped in their deep thoughts, daydreaming with a "thousand yards stare".
The slow life of nature here reminds us, with this slowness, in its time scale, how much our desire for speed is vanity.