I love to photograph trees. But not sharp images of trees, but unsharp trees.
Originally my series is inspired by the series "In the Round, Trees" by Pep Ventosa.
Normally any photograph shows one perspective of one subject in one moment. Due to this restriction a lot of people credit a photography with showing a certain truth.
But can a single image really fully convey the truth of something?
The concept behind behind those trees images questiones this truth.
By overlaying multiple images of one subject taken from different positions in one frame of the photography the final image shows a average truth of the subject. It is condenses the 3d reality of the photographed subject in a 2D frame.
While Pep Ventosa does his images in the round and combines them in photoshop I shot sometimes change my perspective only from left eye to right eye and back again for 5-6 times.
This image IMHO is one is of the best of the series. As Trees are living beings which exist from the light I wanted to make the light "stored" in the tree visible. Shot on a foggy day with light of a parking space behind the tree I hoped to let the inherent light of the tree shine through.
From the Poetry of the Trees
Overlaying image by image of a subject,
like a tree, a path or something mundane,
the resulting superimposed image
catches the essence of the subject, place and time
- the condensed atmosphere and impression -
A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
#texture #landscape #multipleexposure #impressionism #impressionistic
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