CLARA NEBELING created YOU ARE MY FAVORITE TREE together with her friends – the work of 41 photographers and illustrations from children help to finance planting trees in Brazil. The eco-considerate photo book brings together work from the likes of David Uzochukwu and Hollie Fernando – and, of course, Clara Nebeling.
Clara Nebeling : “Is there a better way to start this year than by gifting trees back to our earth? This project is so special to me because it has been created 100% by the essence of friendship. A few months ago, my good friend @valeriavbrito and I had an idea to plant trees in her hometown in Brazil. We met in highschool when I lived there as an exchange student. She is an agricultural specialist so she has all the skills and contacts for the actual work. And well, I have a lot of creative friends so I thought we could work on something to get this baby financed. Here it is now, our recycled, printed love child made by 41 photographer friends and their favorite tree images, interviews and drawings I did with kids from my former elementary and middle school, and you can even draw your own! Each purchase is hand-packed by my great sister and plants approximately 20 trees."
By purchasing your book at walkinghome.co, a non-profit organization for creative and social projects, approximately 20 trees are planted. Clara transformed her European voting project into this new platform. The photo book features Clara’s contribution, a portrait of her Grandmother. Clara asked children of her former elementary school to draw their favorite trees for the little red insert book. It features stitch work on a ginkgo leaf by Clara’s sister on the cover.
FYI – On 19 March, Clara turned her platform into a Digital Residency, pausing the tree planting project for a while as the world is going through troubling times. Together with friend and fellow photographer David Uzochukwu, she invites creatives to join a 30-day creative conversation. GoSee: Instagram.com/walkinghome.co