Nick Bowers

Run For The Hills

These simple landscapes are an expression of coming out of the comparatively mild Covid lockdown that Sydney experienced.

Like many people, when allowed, I ran for the hills. The need to experience nature was overwhelming - trees and clear skies became a priority, a necessity, post lockdown. A primeval urge had formed when access to nature was taken away. The saying, “you don’t know what you've got 'til it’s gone” rang true.

During Covid, I spent an anxiety-inducing amount of time sitting in front of my computer. Disconnecting from much of the online rubbish I ingested in 2020 has been beyond important for my mental health now that the worst of Covid-19 is over (fingers crossed).

These images are the result of switching off from distraction. Making time to do simple things like watching a whole sunset, going for a walk without a destination, and actually sitting at the dining table for dinner and talking with my family - who would have thought!

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