Editorial for VOOM MAG, July 2020.

---- We – human beings – are a long way from being able to live independently of our environment. How can this urge to consume obliterate all ethical and ecological considerations? What is the impact of our consumerist society? Why should human beings – the homo sapiens of the animal species – come before other species? This photographical study aims to tackle these questions, signal the danger of our actions, and the repercussions of our consumerist society on ecology and biodiversity within species and between species and ecosystems. The human being, represented by the model, is dressed to represent an animal in its natural habitat. The two entities languish together in an ecosystem transformed by humans’ rubbish. Balance and equality are no longer simply desirable. They are vital for planet Earth. For all species, including our own. --------- Photography: Malgorzata Blasiak, Styling: Ekaterina Perekopskaya, Make-up & Hair: Anastasiia Babii, Swan Costume: Paola Idrontino