Nature, feminism and the female identity are the focus for Canadian photographer Tannaz Sepehri. In a series titled “Land Body,” the artist explores the notion of freedom and personal expression by immersing her body in the natural environment. The feminist based performance conveys the artist’s desire to connect back to her core self and to source, while also release falsely constructed and limiting notions that have been placed upon her.
The photographic work takes a critical view on not adhering to societal expectations and seeks to convey the importance of connecting to something that is intrinsically pure and real.
When interacting with the natural world, the artist feels a sense of joy, belonging, stillness, and liberation. The presence of the forest releases the confining notions that she has over herself and instead provides her with a space to be completely free.
The documented performance captures a small fragment of the artist’s on-going journey of self-exploration and the pursuit of truth. It expresses an inner vision of how the artist sees herself and how she wishes to feel.
Author: Tannaz Sepehri
Author Bio: Tannaz Sepehri is a Canadian photographer whose work explores ideas of the female body and identity in relation to the natural world. Tannaz holds a BFA in Photography from Ryerson University, specializing in portrait photography. She is currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario.
Link to social media or website: Instagram @tannazsepehriphoto