J U N GL E S P I R I T
Jungle Spirit is Jorge’s ongoing project documenting three of the world’s rainforest hotspots. Here he explains his choices…
Jungle Spirit focuses on three locations: the Peruvian Amazon, Uganda and Malaysia. Why did you choose those places?
Because I needed to find one place on each continent to concentrate on. If you start by doing a bit here and bit there it’s fine, but I wanted to do something more in-depth. To do that, to learn more and understand more, you must always go back to the same place. You have to be a specialist. The rivers change every month, there are different seasons, different fruits, and the animals are always moving. So when you go every few months you start to understand the habitat, it becomes your home. So how many trips have you made to each of those locations?
I don’t know! The Amazon in Peru, maybe eight, nine or ten times? Sometimes up to four months at one time. Uganda, two or three times, Malaysia maybe 12 to 15 times.
Borneo Nikon D3s, Nikon AF -S 35mm f/1.4G, 1/320 sec, f/1.8, ISO800