Stunning shots capture how we interact with our natural world

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© Lucas Foglia. Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery By Andy Coghlan SPOT the human. As part of a quest to explore our turbulent relationship with the natural world, photographer Lucas Foglia has captured the many different ways in which we interact with our environment. In the top image, a woman is swimming in a pool beneath luxury flats festooned with plants in Singapore. Called Esme, she’s scarcely visible, and is hidden from the passing cars by lush greenery. Lucas Foglia. Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery The other images in his book and exhibition mainly depict scientists at work trying to understand nature. For example, above are two climatologists launching an ozone-sonde balloon in Colorado to measure levels of protective stratospheric ozone. Meanwhile, growing inside the greenhouse “on fire” (below) are new crop varieties adapted to extreme weather, at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. © Lucas Foglia. Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery Beginning and ending his exhibition with interpretations of paradise, Foglia’s images show how the human form weaves in and out of nature in a variety of settings, from cities, forests and farms to deserts, ice fields and oceans. They also reflect how humans have made an indelible impact on the entire planet. “I realised that if humans are changing the weather, then there is no place on Earth unaltered by people,” says Foglia. © Lucas Foglia. Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery Foglia’s images are on show at the Human Nature exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London from 13 September to 21 October. © Lucas Foglia. Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery Photographer Lucas Foglia Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery This article appeared in print under the headline “Our ‘natural’ world” More on these topics: