Last week, I showed you the image that recently won me the title of PEFC Photographer of the Year. This week, I want to show you that photo within its' original context; as one of 12 themed images taken as part of an on-line Creative Photography course run by the excellent, David DuChemin. He challenged us to "create a body of work that explores one aspect of your [creative] vision". This was to be a 12-image story of what we cared deeply about.
As many of you know, I'm a conservationist and so, what I care deeply about (amongst a few other things) is the natural world and, in many ways, the one object that represents that for me, is the humble tree. Easily accessible but vitally important and inscrutably complex; trees, almost symbolically, represent every aspect of life. So, over the 6-month period of the course, I set-out to capture the tree in all its' manifestations. Below, with a few hurried words to tie them all together (with no attempt and ecological accuracy), is my tribute to the Tree.