Yet I Was a Tree in the Woods
… dreamed of high rocks, open spaces and sky overhead
"I went into the woods because I wanted to live wisely, to face only the essential facts of life, and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach me, and not to discover, on my deathbed, that I had not lived. to live what was not a life, unless it was absolutely necessary. I wanted to live deeply, and suck all the marrow of it, live as a Spartan stalwart, so as to destroy everything that was not life, mow wide and close to the ground and put then life in a corner, reduced to its simplest terms. " Walden. Life in the woods, H.D. Thoreau
Inside an old box I found a dusty book called Walden. Life in the woods 1854, and ancient photographs of a distant relative who lived in the early 1900s. This discovery intrigued me to the point of narrating through the medium which photography is a story, of an ancestor of mine who felt the call of the forest to the point of leaving his dearest loved ones and his comfortable life and starting a new life in the name of nature.
I tell stories through photography, photography is a desire to live, to know, to observe, to capture a moment that never comes back. It allows you to look at reality with a different eye. Photography can be an artistic medium when it is functional for other purposes, trying to reconcile the inner world with the outer one, selecting portions of images to turn them into stories, suggestions, revelations, the shot is almost always the final moment of his artistic process.
Born in Genoa, Liguria, Alice Jankovic is a photographer specialising in portraits and storytelling, currently based in Milan and Genoa. Alice attended two years of the Academy of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Art Didactics in Venice and Genoa and later graduated from the Italian Institute of Photography in Milan. She loves art and creativity in all their forms with a particular interest in anthropology and nature.
Underlying her process is the need to travel alone and explore places, countries, people who connect with them culture that creates an anthropological investigation.