Photographer imagines how we’ll experience Mars in the future (selfie sticks are involved)

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A one-way trip to Mars is just a few years away for some very lucky (or unlucky – depends how you look at it) civilians. In fact, if all goes to plan, Mars One will launch in 2027 and colonize the red planet. But what can we expect from life there? Paris-based photographer Julien Mauve explored this topic with a series of photos depicting life on this curious planet called ‘Greetings from Mars’.

In this series we come face-to-face with how life might be 225 million kilometres away from Earth. And by the looks of it, Mars appears quite picturesque.

Mauve says of his project: ‘I have always wondered what it would be like to discover a totally different world, lifeless, full of wild landscapes and to photograph it for the first time as if I was Ansel Adams. So I came up with this project, which is about space exploration and discovery. But it’s also about our behavior in front of landscapes and how we create pictures that will share our personal story with the world’.

I don’t know what life will be like on Mars, but there’s one thing I refuse to believe – that humans will take those stupid selfie sticks with them. Please, don’t, humans. For the sake of humanity.

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