The Parallel Universe series is part of an ongoing photo project in which I’m exploring the role nature plays in everyday life in the Netherlands. What does nature look like in our personal environment, work space and the public domain? How do we relate to it? How do we express ourselves through nature? The people who invited me to photograph in their living rooms took examples from some very exotic parts of nature and recreated them behind glass. While the original eco systems they were derived from often suffer from pollution and climate change, their miniature versions, thousands of miles away are preserved, controlled and enjoyed in every detail by their owners.