— How Soon Is Now?
We hear a lot about the direct physical impacts of climate change. But, what are human beings feeling in the face of a changing environment?
While some people have successfully figured out how to find balance and be proactive with the planet, many others are experiencing complicated feelings and emotions concerning climate change. Psychologists now call it Eco-anxiety. The idea behind Eco-psychology is that people's relationship with the Earth is crucial to our physical and emotional well-being. Any disruption in this relationship can cause stress leading to frustration which may also lead to higher pollution on our part. These feelings and emotions are also considered embarrassing or taboo by many, which at first glance doesn’t sound like a significant problem. But having millions of confused and disheartened people not starting a conversation can only make the climate problem larger.
These conceptual photo series portray a collective state of mind governed by sentiments of personal disorientation, concern, and vulnerability regarding our natural environment today.