My project “The near and the elsewhere” (2018-2020) concentrates on the connection between people and their environment. Whether in the city, in the suburbs or in the countryside, the human aspect is present, even if people are physically absent. Mankind is changing the landscape and is trying to make it useful, solid and submissive.Melancholy and transience with elements of decay permeate this terrain shaped by man. And the question arises: How does man feel in this self-created landscape, when sometimes even a city feels like a desert. I observed this phenomenon worldwide and took the photos in different countries, but with a similar approach.