The human/nature interface creates an edge we are constantly walking along, especially in rural areas. Historically, this tension is often depicted in terms of survival, but I wanted to show it could be a bit more contemplative, joyous, humorous, yet still occasionally harsh. Once I realized this, the project seemed to take on more of a cohesive form.—Kari Medig
Photographer Kari Medig grew up in a cabin in northern British Columbia. He is drawn to acts of photography that involve a physical element. The tougher and more remote the environment, the happier he is. His series Back to the Land is an ongoing project that examines the intersection between humans and nature. It is a product of documenting the nook in Canada where he lives, and the subjects he runs into in his everyday life.
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Julia Sabot is the Associate Photo Editor at Dwell.