title. Bros in Nature
name. Lewis McDonald
right now. Third year studying Geology and Physical Geography at the University of Edinburgh
Can you describe the moment you wanted to capture?
Initially my photography was forced and unnatural and I was missing a lot from my photos and never felt satisfied. I realized that the most honest photography is that of people that are at peace in their surroundings.
Where were you when you realised you wanted to make this piece of art?
My photography is spontaneous and will often arise when I feel I need to capture beautiful moments. Often my favourite pieces are those which have people I love as the subject.
Can you describe the moment(s) you captured the photo(s)?
The first is of my brother just after we had climbed to the top of a mountain near my home village in Switzerland. It was the first time we had spent longer that two days together in about 6 months and we both took time to reflect in the serene beauty of our surroundings with nothing but the wind to distract us. The second was on the way up the previous day. I was so astounded by the beauty of the valley below us that I could let it slip, but I hate not having subjects so I thought I’d throw in a little humour. I guess one could also say that reconnection to nature is very freeing for the soul as is being naked in unusual places.
Were you listening to music when you created this piece?
The music of nature (wanky answer).
What have you learnt since creating this piece?
Just a pretty photo innit?
Where do you dream of living?
Anywhere that has an outside where I can run, play, love.
What does nude remind you of?
Deep connection and love with people, may it be friends, family or lovers. Being naked and comfortable in the presence of people you love is something very powerful and cannot be faked. You know you can love someone when you have no hesitation being naked with them.