Arita Baaijens, desert explorer, Founder Sahara Society Netherlands, FRGS
Explorer and storyteller, Fox uses his narrative to inspire the public to reconnect with the wilderness. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes poetic, his stories, his photos and his videos capture the viewers through all their senses, leaving them sifting through their memories and remembering their own moments when they felt connected.
He writes about conservation, exploration and about the complexity of Man’s relationship with nature. You can find him on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +. He publishes his videos on Vimeo and YouTube. His photography portfolio is available on Behance.
The Wild Image Project
Ever since I was a young boy, I found my inspiration and comfort in nature. It taught me about life, and death, about change and evolution, about challenges and perseverance. Most importantly, it taught me about perspective and balance, about being humble and spiritual.
Nature has become an ideology, a debate, something people now humanize. While there is an extreme awareness, there is also an extreme disconnection with our planet. We continue to perceive ourselves as separated from the environment, superior with our technology. The Wild Image Project is an ongoing narrative that focuses on highlighting the true essence of nature and its teachings. Through my photography, writing and videos, I try to provoke a dialogue that forces the viewer to reevaluate its relationship with the environment. Nature is raw, rough, cruel, pretty, beautiful, inspiring, but above all, a humble experience.
Stiv Wilson, former Editor In Chief, Wend Magazine