In her series “Lost in Wonder”, talented artist Trina Merry painted the body of a male model so that he would blend into the stunning scenery of the New7Wonders of the World. This project was Merry’s way to appreciate and give back to the stunning sights that these incredible locations bring.
Many photographers say they ‘take’ a picture. At major tourist sites like these, there are masses of visual consumers ‘taking’ from this environment without really appreciating the space or the history and culture of the people who made these structures. Artists are culture makers so I couldn’t approach this trip the same way- we “made” a picture and gave energy back to these places.