"A Fleur de Peau" A powerful feeling takes me over whenever I am in physical contact with nature; I instantly become one with the Earth, with the place where I stand. My senses connect with my surroundings responding to my instincts. I know then with certainty that I exist, here and now. A handful of soil, a few raindrops, a gentle breeze brushing against my skin or the scent of a flower become tactile messages for my brain that onsets an immediate reaction, a moment of delicious disconnection and pure delight that sends me into a "zone" for a split-second. As a result, my senses, emotions and moods are deeply altered and brought "a fleur de peau" (to the surface). I find this experience fascinating and strangely addicting. Exploring, capturing and representing such moments and sensations with my camera define my challenge with this series of images.