Michael O. Snyder
Michael O. Snyder has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, social innovator and educator in Japan, Scotland, Uganda, New Zealand, India, Hawai'i and Ecuador. He is currently based in Washington, D.C. where he is the founder and director of Interdependent Pictures, a media production studio working with environmental and social-good organizations.
Mike is also an adjunct professor of environmental sociology, a Rotary Scholar and public speaker. Driven by a spirit of adventure, he has hiked the Appalachian and John Muir Trails, cycled and hitch-hiked across Europe, and ridden trains from China to Portugal. His work has been featured in galleries, magazines, books, television and at film festivals around the world and he is the winner of several awards.
His Breathing Life project is an exploration of the unity of human and non-human form created in partnership with Washington Parks & People, One Common Unity and Interdependent Pictures, Washington D.C. based organizations with a unified mission to breathe life into urban green spaces and connect urban communities to the earth.
The pieces were created using an in-camera double exposure technique to blend the human body with natural forms. The images were shot in Washington D.C.'s Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park with local yoga instructors Hawah Kasat and Helena W. Snyder as practitioners.