Lunaria rediviva

Lunaria rediviva is the Latin name for the perennial plant that can be found in the woods of Europe. When the flowers fall off in late summer, translucent, elliptical, flat seeds pods appear. Their appearance is reminiscent of the Moon (lat. lunaria). Although, at this stage, the plant is completely dry and looks dead, a new life will sprout from the seeds. Redivivus means 'reviving from a dry state, brought back to life, living again'.

In my photography nature has always been my favorite motive, an endless source of inspiration. In natural and delicate world around us I find many metaphors for life and transience of our human existence. For this series I was inspired by Lunaria rediviva - its fragility but also its strength to revive every year.
This is an ongoing project started in 2020.