Poetic Photos of Women Surrounded by the Beauty of Nature

Madrid-based photographer Elena del Palacio crafts images that conjure ethereal, dream-like scenarios in the wilderness. The vivid pictures feature young women who are often 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.

Elena del Palacio Flickr and Facebook page
via [I Need a Guide]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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