Right behind the house I grew up in, the flood lands of the Elbe River open up. As a child I have spent endless afternoons exploring the green meadows, mysterious groves and cool ponds. When I came back from exchange two years ago, I started running and rediscovered the beauty that lay just a stone’s throw away. For this picture I have returned to this place in order to express my love for nature and adventure, which to my mind is forever tied to this particular area I call home. It might sound mundane but to this day I am inspired with awe by the sight of the landscape. And to this day I remember how foolish and dire it was to ever overlook that.