It is becoming rare to find natural habitat nowadays -- where the greenery is pure and untainted by humanity and technology. Such places that still exist are becoming dreamlike illusions. Here, photographer Olaf Otto Becker juxtaposes the rainforest and the balded, cleared lands.
His book Olaf Otto Becker: Reading the Landscape brings a glimpse of ecological niches and habitats untouched and unspoiled by humanity -- ever-leafy trees and crawling vines of the tropics look just as how we imagine -- such is seen in the deep jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia.
Even the Redwood National Parks in California remain intact.
The image of an Earthly paradise shatters as he takes us into the second half of his series. Juxtaposing the sublimity of nature is the tragic beauty of barren, cleared lands. Treeless terrains no longer are arable. Life no longer is possible around here.
The last part of the series is a preview of the future -- of artificial forests, conceived by architects to put the greenery into the urban space.
Images are from the press kit.