This ongoing series is all about the isolated tree portrait. Mixing urban landscape photography with environmental tree portraiture, tree portraits were composed to give each subject prominence in the landscape. The series was shot, mostly along roads, beaches and coastlines in the Southern Caribbean and in the Baltic, and all on shore-leave while working on cruise ships. The interesting interactions with human-made objects also played a part as all images reveal ways in which urban trees interact with their environments. While the graphic presence of these organic subjects guided my visual pleasure centers, there was also an interest in showing how greenery in our urban environments creates a sense of place, like a calming backdrop or presence that is more often felt than thought about. Trees and green spaces definitely add to our well-being and it is a goal of this project to bring a little bit of that indoors.
Chasing the Light, Summer in San Marco 2011