Mysterious, ‘Feral’ Self-Portraits in Nature

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You have to look closely to find Megan Cump in her Feral photos. Often partially hidden by tree branches or mostly submerged in water, the photographer appears as a pair of legs under a waterfall or a ghostly figure seemingly flickering between two exposures. As the title suggests, this once-domesticated woman has returned to nature in a quite literal sense, by physically disappearing into it. “These explorations of the unknown landscape suggest a parallel, yet more internal journey, a voyage into the unconscious,” she writes. “In this way, I think of my work as intensely psychological, and each photograph begins to suggest a personal mythology, narratives of metamorphoses and sudden transformation.” Click through for some of our favorite shots from this striking series, which we discovered via Booooooom, and see the rest at Cump’s website.

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump

Photo credit: Megan Cump