I gave up chasing reality, or rather, I got tired of it.
– Carlos de Oliveira, Finisterra
THIRD NATURE looks into subjects of the natural world whose sentient life transcends the boundaries of the man-made spaces — i.e. gardens — they inhabit. The photographs single out garden residents that seem to stand simultaneously inside and outside the recognizable world order. Here, photography is explored as a means of approximation to the seemingly indistinct and elusive life of these subjects. By recollecting these living beings in images, photography transmutes them and unveils their third nature.