In the collection, the artist combines the forms of yoga with images from nature.
The photographer Micheal Synder is also a professor of environmental- sociology. Synder is the founder and director of media production studio Interdependent Pictures. The studio works with environmental organizations. Synder’s values in the environment shine through in his work with “Breathing Life.”
Each figure holds an advanced yoga pose. The features of the people are blended with images of trees, leaves and branches. Synder conjures the idea that breathing all that trees have to give us, like oxygen, will give us life. Breathing is extremely important to the practice of yoga. Combining the dependent craft on the nature that supports them, the subjects shine with strength and beauty.