ATMOS The Hive Issue, April 2021 
Photography : Alexandra Von Fuerst
Creative Direction : Effie Villagomez

The project is a visual narration on the use of the psilocybin mushroom as a medicine that hightens the awareness between the human and the natural world.

In order to respect the shamanic practice and indigenous culture, no images have been taken during the ceremony or around the shaman’s house and family. Due to the lack of natural conditions to collect fresh medicinal mushrooms over the Mexican winter season, the fungi shown in the images are not from the psilocybin family but living organisms photographed in the originating territory of the “niños santos” of Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico.

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