Dead Trees

This portfolio began, as it often goes, when I noticed a small grouping of 3 or 4 images that all showed dead trees, all in vertical format and in black & white already. I didn’t approach every dead tree that I saw from thereon thinking of this grouping, but it remained in the back of my head.

I’m not sure what makes dead things attractive to photographers (I know I’m certainly not the only one who likes to photograph them). Maybe it’s because photographs stop time and death too stops time — at least for the living. The natural processes go on and some of the trees in these photographs have probably collapsed since I photographed them, continuing nature’s cycle that goes beyond “living” in the sense that we understand it.

Spanning the years from 2011 through 2017 and at eight images, I feel comfortable putting the project to rest, since the subject has not really drawn me in as much in later years (I think).


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3 thoughts on “Dead Trees”

  1. I especially like “Room with a view”. I found it rather disorienting so it is one of those images that requires a bit of extra inspection to “understand”.

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