Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Other

Octopus Garden

  • Photographer
    Melanie Schoeniger
  • Technical Info
    Shot With My Iphone Se And A Macro Lens Put Onto It
  • Photo Date

I started this series based on my sorrow about the almost inevitable loss of the coral reefs. Loosing this wonder of life breaks my heart. Playing around with some flowers in an underwater setting,they turned into stunning creature-like beings. I started dreaming a life-sustaining future imagining that plants contribute to a new form of underwater life. That’s how I turned my grief into agency with this ongoing art project. My deep wish is to nourish people’s hearts with beauty and to evoke thoughts about our connection to the natural world and a needed shift of consciousness.

Melanie Schoeniger is a photographic artist from Germany. She seeks to reveal the beauty and essence of nature as a means to create awe and uncover secrets behind all stardust. This work unpacks the wonder of being alive and explores themes such as perception, interconnectedness, the human condition and our place in the larger scheme of things. The principal intention of each image is to evoke a deep connection with nature while protecting and preserving it for future generations. As a Photolucida 2022 Critical Mass Top 200 finalist her work is published and exhibited internationally.