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Verdant Contemplation


bamboo
Bamboo

Nature in Revival

The beautiful mood of spring has inspired me to have a look at some of my older images that are simple contemplative studies of a green and burgeoning world. Nature and flora.

I know 2021 was going to be my year of all black and white and I knew I wouldn’t be able to stick to that stipulation for long, though I do intend to concentrate on shooting stuff with a mono endprint in mind and for much of the rest of the year.

However, I just felt that I needed to convene with the green, always one of my favourite colours by the way. It is interesting to see how an aspect of the current photographic zeitgeist is strongly obsessed with “authentic” representations of green flora, not even flowers. Though this trend also appears to be based on a kind of anti-agency feel, very much at odds with my intensely studied, structured and post-processed images. There is a style that looks a little like accidental shutter actuation’s on a walk through shrubbery and with very digital out-of- gamut YCbCr greens. Interesting potential deconstruction of the essence of digital photography or a pastiche on amateur imaging efforts? Isn’t this what made Andreas Gursky famous — and rich — with Rhein II?

Horse Chestnut Jungle

chestnut
Horse Chestnut
chestnut
Chestnut Fence
Chestnut
Chestnut Jungle
moss
Moss
gorse
Gorse
ivy
Ivy
Cheshire lanes
Nether Alderley
hawthorn
Hawthorn
siddington
Siddington

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29-May-2021

Author
Oliver Wood

Category
Environment