What Do We Run For – relationship between human and nature.

“What Do We Run For” is an art project about human and nature relationship, which speaks about climate change, the worth of nature, our relationship to it.

The creators of this project are photographer Adam Alexander Johansson and artist Vilija Vitkute. They started the project in United States where they examineted the relationship between human and nature. Using bodypaint and the power of the image in both national parks and urban areas highlights human´s relationship with its surroundings in two different ways.
The project aims to show the beauty of nature and the human body in contrast to what is man made. It creates action, to run back to nature, which helps to build a better relationship with “the wild”, but also to a healthier and happier life. A life where you explore beautiful places on earth. This project also shows the problems of overuse of environment and resources caused by humans. The project asks people to make change and to run for a better, green future.

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Photography / bodypainting – Vilija Vitkutė
Model – Adam Alexander Johansson
Location: Yosemite

 

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Photo: Adam Alexander Johansson
Bodypainting: Vilija Vitkutė
Models: Vilija Vitkute and Eugene Oh.
Location: Los Angeles River.

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Photography / bodypainting – Vilija Vitkutė
Model – Adam Alexander Johansson
Location – Grand Canyon / Arizona

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Photography / bodypainting – Vilija Vitkutė
Model – Adam Alexander Johansson
Location: Sedona, Arizona

 

 

11800049_874693492568651_6409132784995929009_nPhotography / bodypainting – Vilija Vitkutė
Model – Adam Alexander Johansson
Location: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Photography / bodypainting – Vilija Vitkutė
Model – Adam Alexander Johansson
Location: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Photo: Adam Alexander Johansson

Model/ Bodypainting: Vilija Vitkutė
Location:Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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photographer – Adam Alexander Johansson
Bodypainter – Vilija Vitkute
Model – Lukas Johansson

Sweden / Silver Ringen

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photographer – Adam Alexander Johansson
Bodypainter – Vilija Vitkute
Model – Teresa Riman

Sweden / Rättvik