Ariana Zukowski is a Canadian photographer and designer. Her work explores the contrast between connection and isolation in the urban environment through abstract street photography and minimalistic landscapes. Specifically, her use of shadows, geometric surfaces, fragments of the human form, and intentional use of color help convey emotion and tie together the broader themes of each series.
Heat Wave is a series that shows a variety of attempts to grapple with the record-breaking European heat wave of 2022. Wrestling with this process involves our personal and communal anxieties, the realities thrust upon us via the environmental crisis and our collective future prospects. Visually, the use of beige and blue throughout the series speaks to the motifs of intense heat and the precarity of life-sustaining water.