Nature observes us

– Something else than wood –

by Fernando Paramio

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Something else than wood


Trees are one of nature’s most important links for life on Earth: they protect the soil, absorb CO2, produce oxygen, pollen, fruit, shade, shelter… Yet millions of them are still being destroyed every year.

This work is inspired by a short video in which a voice-over from Mother Nature says: “I don’t need us, but you need me; I will go on, but you will become extinct”.

This work is about that. The tree burns, but it looks at us, knowing that it is us who are in danger.


2019/12 Honorable Mention. TIFA 2019 (Tokyo International Photography Awards, 4th Edition, 97 countries). Category: Professional. Section: Editorial/Environmental

2019/10 Honorable Mention. Ibero-American Biennial of Graphic Arts of Caceres

Note: close to 50% of the viewers think this is a volcano. It is not. It is part of a tree trunk. I placed the photo of the eye and the fire (I took both pictures, besides the photo of the tree) and I painted digitally the smoke and the embers.


Media selection (paper finish)

Matte – Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2

To print this work I will use my favorite matte museum-quality paper: Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag, slightly textured, with a complete absence of reflection. It provides a subtle pictorial appearance, more poetic, in line with the image look and story. You will believe that the eye is really there looking at you.

Technical info


End of creation: 2019


A forest

I took the fire from a photo that I took of a truck burning on the road.

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R



Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties)

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte)

White margin for signing and numbering (information below) 

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24.6 x 36.9 cm – 9.7 x 14.5″

White margin: 2.5 x 2.5 cm – 1 x 1″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34.8 x 52.2 cm – 13.7 x 20.5″

White margin: 3.6 x 3.6 cm – 1.4 x 1.4″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 74 x 111.8 cm – 29.1 x 44″

Image size: 66.7 x 100 cm – 26.3 x 39.4″

White margin: 3.7 x 5.9 cm – 1.5 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.85cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 190.5 cm – 50 x 75″

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.3 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.85 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140x210cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

*White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

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