Madrid-based photographer Elena del Palacio crafts images that conjure ethereal, dream-like scenarios in the wilderness. Her vivid pictures feature young women who are surrounded by the vast beauty of nature. They’re shown contemplating the world around them as well as being at rest. Babbling brooks, grassy fields, and gigantic tree roots become their bed in these peaceful tales.
Del Palacio’s photos poetically illustrate a relationship to the natural world. The quiet scenes depict the women at one with the environment rather than trying to rule it. Instead, they treat the landscape and its inhabitants with a mutual admiration. This beautiful union is a welcome reminder that the world is a exquisite place – all you have to do is take the time to enjoy it.