Photography by Fiona Glen
Visual essay of analogue photographs taken between June 2018 and May 2019, published in The Pluralist in April 2020.
Creatures touch edges and tread in each other’s traces: shed hair, trails of mucus, shattered claws, secretions, scat, and scabs. We live in the debris of many kinds, amongst their lively textures, sounds, and scents. So, let yourself brush a rain-wet pelt; let another type of tongue taste your skin; listen for the sink of pond-dwellers who sensed you first; find the feel and form of animal bodies in the world around you. We are never ourselves without these others.