Well thought out graffiti in an urban, concrete jungle usually always adds eye-catching, inspiring value to a city. It’s art, color, and self-expression, giving character to the otherwise metal structures and lifeless 9-5 inherent in city life. Now, graffiti in a real jungle? Maybe not so much. The Amazon rainforest is likely the last place in the world where most people would want to experience graffiti. But can such a sacred place still be a canvas for art? Photographer and light artist Philippe Echaroux seems to think so. But rather than picking up a spray paint can, Echaroux uses a projector to spray light instead. Using the tree canopies as the ultimate canvas, his light graffiti tells a necessary story in the most visually stunning of ways. He photographs and then projects the faces of the local Amazonian Surui tribe onto the trees. Echaroux tells The Creators Project, “When I got in contact with the Surui tribe I promised them one thing: I wanted to illustrate that when we cut down a tree it’s like putting a man down, when we see the connection between these people and the forest, this really is the evidence.” You can watch these light projections come to life via pays-imaginaire.fr’s Vimeo and see more of Philippe Echaroux’s work over on his site.