Roots is a series that I began in the summer of 2021 to reconnect to my Southern Appalachian roots after leaving Asheville, NC for New York City. In this series the nude subjects are seen conforming to the environment, melding their bodies to the rocks, roots, and trees. Although the natural environment encompasses most of the frame, the high contrast extenuates the subject’s body in the frame, drawing the viewer’s eye to the subject.